This Ostrich Snuggles With These Orphaned Elephants So They Don’t Feel Alone

Jotto was just a 1-month-old elephant calf when he he was separated from his heard and fell down a well.

Rescuers with David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust pulled Jotto out of the well, then brought him to their elephant orphanage in Kenya. This is  where he could grow up healthy enough to be released back into the wild.

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Little did Jotto know that at the orphanage full of  elephants,  he’d end up bonding with Pea, an ostrich. Pea was rescued back in October 2014, when rescuers went to save a baby elephant and found baby Pea, and her brother Pod. Pea was rescued back in October 2014, when rescuers went to save a baby elephant and found baby Pea, and her brother Pod, in need, too.

 

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But Pea has stuck around with her elephants, and also met another very tall orphan, an orphaned giraffe named Kiko.

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“It is safe to say orphaned ostrich Pea most definitely believes she is part of the elephant herd and little Jotto is more than happy to enjoy a cuddle with his feathered friend,” DSWT wrote this week. “Beautifully tender moments at the Nairobi Nursery, where these two orphans and many, many others, are being given the opportunity to heal and, when they are ready, to return to the wild.”

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