12 Incredible Stories of Animals Acting Just Like Humans
They practice yoga, drive cars, and comfort their closest friends. These twelve animal stories show these curious creatures at their most personable.
Camel eats breakfast with people
The first time Joe dined with British farmers Nathan and Charlotte Anderson-Dixon, he was uninvited. The four-year-old Bactrian camel stuck his head through their open kitchen window in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and proceeded to empty the contents of a fruit bowl. Now the couple, who rent out reindeer, camels, goats, and other creatures for television shows, movies, and photo shoots, set a place at their table for the assertive double-humped creature, where he munches on cereal and his favorite: bananas on toast.
Marmots befriend a boy
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A colony of marmots in the Austrian Alps has embraced eight-year-old Matteo Walch, whose family vacations there in summer. The Alpine marmots are the largest of their species, sometimes reaching 15 pounds. Typically, they beat their tails, chatter, and whistle to warn other marmots of danger, but with Matteo, they behave much differently, allowing the boy to feed, pet, and even touch noses with them. “Watching them makes me feel a connection with nature,” says Matteo. Matteo’s mother, Michaela, has taken photographs of her son’s interaction with the marmots since he was four years old and a lot closer to the same size as the furry creatures. How sweet! You’ll definitely want to check out these adorable animal photos guaranteed to make your day.