This Baby Elephant Was Rejected By Its Herd… Watch Who Turns Up To Befriend Him…

They say that dogs are a man’s best friend. And while that may be true, it appears as thought they could well be ELEPHANTS‘ best friends too. A little pachyderm arrived at the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa after it had been rejected by its herd. The poor thing. Worst of all, it was critically ill. The little elephant was likely to die…

Thanks to the dedicated effort of the sanctuary staff, the baby elephant began to recover. But what really seemed to help was his new pal – a dog! Ellie the elephant and Duma the German Shepherd became fast friends and their bond really helped keep Ellie’s spirits up during her difficult recovery period.

We love unlikely animal friendships here, they’re just so heartwarming, aren’t they? They are about as adorable as adorable gets. And this is no exception… Who’d have thought it? An elephant and a dog?! Check it out:

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