They enjoy kicking back in the sun, they both love fish and they both wear black, like, all the time. Annnnd that’s where most of the similarities end for an unlikely pair of budding BFFs at a zoo.
Sequoia the 550-pound bear and a feral black cat dubbed Little Bear share meals and roam the bear enclosure together in what looks to be a comfortable relationship.
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Posted by Good Morning America on Friday, July 1, 2016
“Every morning we scatter dog food for the bears and [the cat] started coming into the exhibit and eating the dog food,” Jill Faust, senior lead zoo keeper, told ABC10. “Once she started coming in here on a regular basis, we started putting food out for her in the morning as well.”
“Sequoia walks right by her, she’ll walk right by Sequoia and they’ll stay pretty close to each other,” Faust added.
Zoo-goers expressed some concern that this small animal was so close to a big bear. Sequoia and Little Bear ignored their worries.
According to the news story, no one knows where Little Bear came from. She suddenly appeared and began staying in Sequoia’s enclosure. We understand. When you find you have a connection with someone, you want to get close and stick with them.