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Lions, tigers and bears ― oh my! Okay, maybe not the lions.

Wolves broke into the polar bear enclosure at Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo on Monday night. But once they tunneled underneath a mesh barrier to get in, something unexpected happened. Rather than the two apex predators tearing each other apart limb from limb, the two animals actually started to bond. “They were quite happily co-existing,” Conservancy Chief Operations Officer Don Peterkin told Global News. “There was really no issue.”

And yet, apparently there was.

Instead of taking advantage of what could have been the greatest zoo exhibit ever ― where visitors could watch different species of vicious animals interact peacefully in the same enclosure ― they separated them once again.

Wow, how boring.

I mean, animals are cool and all, but they’re so much cooler in unexpected pairings. Just check out these strange animal friendships:

Unexpected animal friends
Aww!

Unexpected animal friends
Awwwwwwww!

Unexpected animal friends
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

See what we mean? And just in case you’re in the area, all of the exhibits have since reopened.

Except for the bear and wolf one, just sayin’.