Ostrich and elephant form unlikely friendship

Ostrich and elephant form unlikely friendship

Thank heavens for conservation efforts such as those run by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.

The organisation focuses on protecting the black rhino and African elephant, both of which are heading for extinction due to poaching.

See also: Runaway ostrich sprints down motorway

See also: Elephant brings baby calf to sanctuary that rescued her


They don't stop at just elephants and rhinos, either. If opportunity arises to do some good, they'll step in

Take, for example, Pea, ostrich rescued in 2014.

Pea was actually brought in with her sibling Pod who escaped the grounds of the sanctuary.

This left Pea all on her own - but thankfully there were plenty of elephants who were ready to take her in.

A photo taken by one of the keepers from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust shows Pea and a rescued baby elephant named Jotto.



They also shared this picture on their Facebook page of the two cuddling together in the Nairobi nursery.

So thank you, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. You're doing a sterling job. If you feel inclined, you can send them a donation here.

12 PHOTOS
Baby zoo animals around the world
See Gallery
Baby zoo animals around the world

These babies, named Sri Kandi (left) and Arjuna (right) were born at Tierpark, Berlin, Germany. They made their debut on 5 March 2012.

Clinging to his mum, baby Changi meets his public  for the first time at Krefeld Zoo, Germany.

This little rhino, named Male, was born in January. He's pictured here with his mother, Mana, at Magdeburg Zoo, Germany.

The zoo at Tierpark in Berlin celebrated the birth of a litter of four dingo babies in January.

Only a few days old, this baby giraffe, named Kimarle, peaks out from her enclosure at the ZOOM Zoo in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany. The 170cm tall giraffe was born on March 9.

A one-month-old baby squirrel monkey clings to its mother's back at Qingdao Forest Wildlife Park, China.

A two-week old baby gorilla is cuddled by her mum, Mumba, a Western Lowland Gorilla, at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Ashford, Kent.

Born at Cincinnati Zoo,  US, this one-month old hedgehog is being hand reared by keepers until it is old enough to be included in the zoo's outreach programme.

Ludwig the baby elephant is clearly happy to be out and about at the Tierpark Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich.

These cuties were born in February at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

This cub was born prematurely at Toronto Zoo. His mum rejected him soon after he was born, so he was cared for by staff at the zoo. Here he is making his debut in February.

This six-month old baby Western Lowland Gorilla is seen here enjoying the spring sunshine with her mother at Dublin Zoo.

HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
Read Full Story

FROM OUR PARTNERS