Humans are not the only creatures that hug
It isn’t just people that like to be physically close to their loved ones. The animal world is filled with tender moments too. Check out these 8 affectionate examples from the animal kingdom that don’t mind the occasional hug…
Even the ‘king of the beasts’ needs a bit of tender loving care every now and then. These two males obviously enjoy the togetherness. In the case of lions, cuddling may help to reinforce friendships that become necessary to protect the lions’ territory from intruders.
Keas are known mainly for their curiosity and propensity for pranks. These intelligent mountain parrots from New Zealand also know how to relax, preferably with a companion skilled in grooming those emerald-green feathers.
Grizzly bears are known to be violently aggressive and, above all, loners, but these two adolescents beg to differ. They decided to de-escalate their little brawl in a ‘bear hug’, and look almost as cute as teddy bears.