The Kildare Animal Foundation Wildlife Unit in Ireland is currently home to the budding friendship between the two baby animals. Both orphans, they both came into the rescue's care separately. The rabbit arrived first in early August.
He was so young that his umbilical cord was still attached, the foundation wrote on Facebook. His rescuers didn't expect him to make it - he was weak and his condition was unstable, and a seizure left him with an unsteady gait. Despite all of this, the rabbit proved to be far stronger than he looked. He continued to survive.
Then, on August 12, rescuers at the foundation were alerted to a pressing situation. "We received a call from a lady who had found a pigeon's nest on the ground," Kildare wrote. "In it was a newly hatched chick and an unhatched egg. Sadly, the egg was cold and no longer viable, but the little chick appeared to be unharmed from the fall."