Unusual Friendship Between A Baby Elephant And Ostrich At Orphanage, Comforting Each Other On Loss Of Mothers

There is nothing more beautiful in the world than friendship between animals. friendship between animals knows no bounds. A tiger befriends a goat given to it as living food. A baby elephant becomes the best friend of a giraffe. A baby monkey makes friends with a lion. These pure and precious bonds help to turn this world into a better place. And we, humans, admire their friendships.

Image Credits: David Shelldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT)

This story is about the unusual bond between an orphaned baby elephant and an ostrich. It can steal millions of hearts and spread happy vibes to their life. If you are looking for something positive that will make you smile, have a look at this.


The two strange friends are Jotto the baby elephant and Pea the ostrich. Jotto was rescued when he was just one month old. The unlucky calf fell into the well, so he got separated from his herd. Luckily, he was found by David Shelldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) and was later taken to an elephant orphanage in Kenya.

There the orphaned baby elephant met Pea, a friendly and loving ostrich rescued with her brother in 2014. While her brother was released back to the wild, the girl still stayed at the orphanage. She saw herself as a member of the elephant herd.

A friendship soon formed between the two. They found love and safety in their friend’s hug. Both love cuddling with their friend, helping each other overcome the loss of their mothers.

“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.
Friendship has no limits. Although the pair may separate one day in the future, they are currently enjoying happy days together. Is there any precious than having a friend who helps us overcome the tough days of our life?

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