Orphaned bunny and pigeon find comfort in unusual friendship

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This unlikely animal pal pair proves that love knows no bounds.

Volunteers at Kildare Animal Foundation Wildlife Unit in Ireland have been totally baffled by the incredible bond shared by this little bunny and pigeon.

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The tiny bunny was brought to the foundation this summer. He was so young that part of his umbilical cord was still attached.

"He was very weak and we honestly didn't expect him to make it," the foundation wrote on Facebook.

Slowly but surely, the sweet little guy started to show signs of improvement despite serious seizures and other setbacks.

A few weeks later, a woman contacted the foundation after discovering a pigeon's nest on the ground. A newly hatched chick and unhatched egg were found inside, and luckily the chick appeared to be unharmed.

Both the tiny chick and bunny needed an incubator for warmth, but the rescue only had one available. A volunteer placed a small divider down the middle, with one vulnerable baby on either side.

"Imagine our foster carer's surprise when she next checked them and discovered that the divide had been overcome and these two had decided that life together was better than life apart," the group wrote.

"The comfort of two heartbeats together, of companionship, has crossed the species divide."

The bunny, aptly named Bunny, and Pidg have been inseparable ever since, always curling up and snuggling with each other after every feeding.

The adorable critters are getting stronger every day and will one day be released back into the wild.

The Kildare Animal Foundation Wildlife Unit depends on donations to help save animals like Bunny and Pidg. You can donate here to help their cause.

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