Elephant And Giraffe Orphaned Together Form Beautiful Friendship

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Love knows no bounds, whether that’s size, age or even species.
This was beautifully represented when an abandoned elephant and giraffe formed an amazing bond after being rescued in Nairobi.Kiko, the baby giraffe was found alone and helpless by the Kenyan Wildlife Service and taken to a local wildlife trust at the Nairobi National Park.

He was only a month old and was therefore too small to sleep in the giraffe stable, instead, he was housed next to the elephants.This is where the unlikely friendship began, him and a fellow orphan Lobito, a lively elephant calf who was only three weeks old. The pair became inseparable.

In the heartwarming footage, you can see the Lobito the elephant struggling to keep up with his long-legged friend.

They say love knows no bounds, and that is definitely true of an abandoned elephant and giraffe who have formed an adorable bond after being rescued in Nairobi 

Neither one of the cute pair would have survived in the wild without access to their mother’s milk.

Thanks to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the two orphans have been given a second chance at life.

After being rescued, the pair were housed next to each other as Kiko was too small to sleep in the giraffe stables
What Loboito lacked in size, he definitely made it up in enthusiasm and energy.

Wait for me: Loboito the elephant can be seen struggling to keep up when trotting behind his leggy friend
You will always see the eager elephant trotting excitedly behind his favorite companion.

Apparently, Loboito loves nothing more than to spend his time under his buddy’s long legs.

Wait for me: Loboito the elephant can be seen struggling to keep up when trotting behind his leggy friend

When he eventually does catch up to his long-legged friend, you can see Kiko bending down and having a cheeky kiss and cuddle.

Rob Brandford, Executive Director of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (UK) said:

‘Kiko is extremely trusting and affectionate with his carers and has been from the moment he was rescued and he loves spending time with the youngest elephant calves.’

‘Loboito follows Kiko everywhere he goes and particularly enjoys spending time beneath Kiko’s legs and belly.’

They say love knows no bounds, and that is definitely true of an abandoned elephant and giraffe who have formed an adorable bond after being rescued in Nairobi 

‘Both animals could not have survived in the wild without their mother’s milk.’

Second chance: The keepers are surrogate parents for the orphaned animals, who have all had a sad start to life

‘They are being given specialist care until they are old enough to be reintegrated back into the wild.’

‘Our dedicated team of keepers substitute for the orphans’ families and are with the babies 24 hours a day – even sleeping alongside them in their stable at night.’

Loboito enjoys getting to stretch his legs along with several other friends in his new home

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