Unlikely Loves, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Calling all love birds - or cats, kangaroos, and boa constrictors!

From the bestselling author of Unlikely Friendships, Unlikely Loves is an exploration of animal attachments that, in human terms, can only be called love.

Take, for instance, the dog living in a wildlife sanctuary who treats an orphaned leopard cub as his little beloved sister. Or the dalmation who mothers an abandoned newborn lamb - a lamb who just happened to be covered in spots like her adopted mama. Or the story of the fox and the hound, who are as affectionate as brothers. Or even the black swan who becomes inseparable with a swan boat!

Behind each of these unusual pairings is a beautiful love story.

Interviewing scientists and zoologists around the world, Holland has tracked down firsthand sources and interviewed eyewitnesses to verify each of the stories, which are accompanied by beautiful - and sometimes truly unbelievable - photographs.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages, full colour illustrations throughout
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
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  • Category: Wildlife: general interest
  • ISBN: 9780761174424



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A companion to "Unlikely Friendships" that is both adorable and inspiring. My favorite stories were of the friendship between a giraffe and a goat, and another between a fawn and a Great Dane. I only wish that the stories in the book had more pictures of the animal companions. So cute!

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In Holland’s nonfiction book, the author documents some of the most unusual animal pairings, whose tender bond can only be called love. With heartwarming full-color photographs, these beautiful stories of friendship prove that love has the power to overcome all. Very inspirational!