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The tale of the Tortoise and the... Pigeon?

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A pig and a tiger, a monkey and a rabbit, a duck and a dog – these best buddy pairs make some very odd couples.

A pigeon sits on top of a tortoise in the National Garden on June 15, 2012 in Athens, Greece.

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From a prophetic otter to a surfing bulldog, get your cuteness fix with irresistible photos of creatures great and small.