Animal Odd Couples premieres Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 8/7c on PBS (check local listings)
Watch a preview of PBS Nature film Animal Odd Couples:
Are animals capable of feeling complex emotions? Recent observations of unexpected cross-species relationships in zoos and animal sanctuaries around the world may provide some answers. Endearing interactions between a cheetah and a retriever, a lion and a coyote, a dog and a deer, a goat and a horse, and even a tortoise and a goose offer captivating glimpses of supportive connections in the animal world. Each interspecies pair challenges the conventional wisdom that humans are the only species capable of feeling compassion and forming long-lasting friendships. Animal behavior experts weigh in with their opinions, and animal caretakers share their personal experiences with cross-species relationships in this compelling tale of unlikely animal couples.
Read an article about Animal Odd Couples by Dr. Marc Bekoff, who is featured in the film.