Here at CritterFiles we love posting videos and posts about critter love. Like this pic of a dog holding on to the leash of other dogs in his pack. But we wondered if cross-species critter loves really exists.
We have no doubt that non-humans (that is, animals) are conscious beings capable of feeling happiness and even grief . But what isn’t so clear is how complex and deep emotional attachments are that cross species lines
A PBS documentary Odd Couples looks into specific examples of cross species love, with examples including a lion and a coyote and a dog and a deer.
Psychology Today had a feature on this by Marc Bekoff who was part of the PBS documentary.
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