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In an unlikely match, a baby chimp and a lynx cub have become the best of friends.

Varli, a 20-month-old chimpanzee and his nine-week-old pal Sutra, struck up the friendship at Myrtle Beach Safari, in South Carolina, U.S.

The pair spend their days chasing each other around the wildlife park, having a cuddle and even sleep side-by-side.

Director of the park, Dr Bhangavan Antel, told The Sun: 'It's a natural friendship.

'Varli gives Sutra the ability to have so much more adventure. He lives with him around the clock.'


A lynx is a medium-sized wildcat with a short tail and tufts of black hair on the tips of its ears. The smallest of the species are the bobcat and Canada lynx while the largest is the Eurasian lynx.

It is not the first time friendly Varli has made an unlikely pal. Earlier this year he was pictured having a great time with a five-month grizzly bear called Bam Bam in the same wildlife park.
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Responses to " The lynx and the chimp who have become the best of pals (Photos - Video)"

  1. annie says:

    Us, humans, can learn a lot from them.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if they will remain such close companions when they are grown? Such fun to watch! Cute!

  3. Thank you They are so cute

  4. bmfilip says:

    That is so sweet. Thank you for sharing this.

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