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This Ostrich Snuggles Orphaned Elephants To Make Them Feel Better After Losing Their Moms
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This Ostrich Snuggles Orphaned Elephants To Make Them Feel Better After Losing Their Moms

They say friends come in all shapes and sizes… Jotto the baby elephant was just 1-month-old when he fell in the well and separated from his herd. David Shelldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) took him to an elephant orphanage in Kenya where he could heal until he was ready to go back to the wild. Little did the rescuers know that even though there were plenty of elephants at the shelter, Jotto will become BFF with… an ostrich named Pea!

Pea was rescued back in 2014, when the staff went to save a baby elephant and found the birdie and her ostrich brother Pod in need of help, too. They were taken to the elephant shelter. Pod has returned to the wild and joined wild ostrichs, but Pea is staying with the elephants, feeling completely at home.

“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.”

More info: DSWT | Facebook

When Jotto the baby elephant was separated from his herd, he was taken to an elephant shelter

There he met an orphaned ostrich named Pea

Pea was rescued back in 2014 and has stayed with elephants ever since

Jotto and Pea became BFF! Pea snuggles with the baby elephant and helps him heal…

“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”

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Luis Milian
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5 years ago

unlikely friendship. love this stories!

Kjorn
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5 years ago

so cute. makes me want to work at these parks in Africa

Fleur
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5 years ago

If you're looking for a worthy charity to support then please, please, please choose the DSWT. I was fortunate enough to visit their orphanage in Nairobi and they do amazing work!

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Luis Milian
Community Member
5 years ago

unlikely friendship. love this stories!

Kjorn
Community Member
5 years ago

so cute. makes me want to work at these parks in Africa

Fleur
Community Member
5 years ago

If you're looking for a worthy charity to support then please, please, please choose the DSWT. I was fortunate enough to visit their orphanage in Nairobi and they do amazing work!

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