A dog in South Africa has actually struck up a not likely friendship with an abandoned baby giraffe that was saved and taken to the regional orphanage where he works as a guard dog.
Jazz the nine-day-old giraffe arrived at The Rhino Orphanage in Limpopo Province, South Africa, after a farmer found him struggling weak and dehydrated in the wild without a mother, and called the centre for aid. Local watchdog Hunter, a young Belgian Malinois, rapidly started to look after the beginner, befriending his long-necked doppelganger. Janie Van Heerden, a caretaker at the orphanage 3 hrs North of Johannesburg, claimed that the animals bonded immediately, with Hunter snuggling into the giraffe’s body as if it was another dog.
She claimed the baby giraffe is currently doing better after being given an IV to change lost liquids along with guzzling down the milk and also attempting to munch some leaves. Sadly for Hunter his cuddle buddy Jazz, perhaps extra comfy than the Rhinos at the orphanage, may not be with him to remain as keepers intend to reintroduce him right into his natural habitat when he’s strong enough.
Talking today Ms Heerden added: ‘Possibly quickly the giraffe will have the ability to go home to the wild ‘. The exact place of the Rhino Orphanage can not be provided because of poachers.