Leonardo the African spurred turtle was rescued from a Bangkok zoo in 2013, while Simon came in January after getting his leg seriously injured. The poor cow was with his mom when he got caught in the vines. Part of one of his hind legs had fallen off due to the accident, and the rescue center got him a prosthetic to help him walk. “We decided to house him temporarily in a large open field enclosure within the WFFT Rescue Center where he could recover from his ordeal,” WFFT wrote. “We had then planned to move him into a field where we house two other rescued cows.”


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But then the unlikely thing happened – baby cow met the giant tortoise and they became best friends. “To the surprise of us all Simon the cow has formed a strong bond with the large tortoise Leonardo,” WFFT writes.

Staff says that the two are inseparable: “They are often seen following each other around, sharing meals and resting together. We hope this unusual friendship continues to flourish.”

More info: Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (h/t)

Simon the cow came into the sanctuary after getting his leg seriously injured when it got caught in the vines

Leonardo, the African spurred turtle, was rescued from a Bangkok zoo

In the sanctuary, the unlikely thing happened – baby cow met the giant tortoise…

…and they became best friends!

“To the surprise of us all, Simon the cow has formed a strong bond with the large tortoise Leonardo”

Staff says that the two are inseparable

“They are often seen following each other around, sharing meals and resting together. We hope this unusual friendship continues to flourish”