Documented cases of wild animals attempting to have pets

Pedro

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Mar 2008
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On a mountain top in Costa Rica. yeah...I win!!
I like footnotes. Often preferring them over the main text.
 

Naomasa298

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Apr 2010
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T'Republic of Yorkshire
I found a promotional trailer for the one I saw, made apparently before National Geographic had picked it up. The finished film is called A Wild Dog's Tale.

Did he have a bad feeling about it?
 

Dreamhunter

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Jun 2012
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Malaysia
Hyenas are only related to dogs in sharing a common ancestor at the base of carnivora. Hyenas are in fact more related to cats than dogs. Convergent evolution makes them look canine, like T.rex is generally like the tetanuran theropods that preceded it , but only because it fills the same role of large predator, under the skin it's of course still a theropod, but far more advanced.
Corvidius' post already covered it, but hyenas are actually more closely related to cats than dogs and the dog-like appearance is due to convergent evolution. Their closest relative, believe it or not, is the mongoose. If the hyena had mated with Solo it wouldn't have produced offspring.
Thanks for the info, dudes.

Anyway, these guys cud certainly hv fooled me. Big time.

Spotted hyena


African wild dog
 

Dreamhunter

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Jun 2012
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Malaysia


An unusual trio of friends brought up in difficult circumstances find comfort in each other's presence at Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary in Georgia. Yes folks, we're talking about a bear, a lion & a tiger.