THESE animals seem to have forgotten their primal instincts as they cosy up to unlikely bedfellows.
A dog plays nanny to a bunch of tiger cubs, while a cat becomes a playground for a horde of mice.
The moggy belongs to a retired sailor from Italy.
Gabriele Mattei said he brought up Perla with his 13 pet mice — meaning that the sworn enemies are, in this case, best friends in his house in Cagliari.
The 14-year-old cat even shares food with the mice.
Meanwhile a Bengal tiger scarpered after giving birth to four cubs, leaving feeding duties to a dog.
The mutt was then taken in by staff at Xixiakou Wildlife Zoo, in China, to carry on being a surrogate mum to the tigers and a puppy.
That’s not a job to be taken lion down . . .