By Alex Matthews
It’s not just dogs who are man’s best friend.
These pictures show a whole variety of animals can have fond relationships with humans.
From babies to fully grown couples, these people show a lot of love back.
From kissing dolphins on frozen lakes to rambling with African elephants in the savannah, these animal lovers enjoy spending quality time with the four-legged, or even finned, friends.
PIC BY SHANNON BENSON/CATERS NEWS – PICTURED: Shannon Benson with an Elephant.
PIC BY DAFNA BEN NUN / CATERS NEWS – PICTURED Photographer Dafna Ben Nun kissing a whale.
PIC BY FIONA AYERST / AFRICA MEDIA / CATERS NEWS – PICTURED: Kayla Schoeman with cheetah.
PIC FROM ANNETTE HAGEMEIJER / CATERS NEWS – PICTURED: Sheldon the cat and Sundae the pig are the best of friends.
PIC BY OLGA BARANTSEVA/ CATERS NEWS – PICTURED: Stepan the bear with Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko having a picnic.
PIC FROM CATERS NEWS -Pictured: A BABY elephant and a sheep named Albert.
PIC BY BUSCH GARDENS / CATERS NEWS – PICTURED Are Kasi the Cheetah and Mtani the puppy playing.
Pic from Caters News – Pictured: Alex Larenty playing with his lion.
PIC FROM CATERS NEWS – PICTURED: Kuli, the cat out for a surf.