Ben Squires

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Mon, 25 Jan, 2016

Baby elephant rejected from its herd finds unlikely new best friend in a dog

Baby elephant rejected from its herd finds unlikely new best friend in a dog

To say things weren’t looking good for Ellie the elephant would be an understatement.

Rejected by his herd shortly after being born, Ellie started to develop several serious health issues and struggled to deal with the challenges of life alone in the wild.

When he was recused by Karen Trendler and the staff at Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa he was treated but it soon became clear that his loneliness was just as damaging.

So Trendler and her staff decided to introduce Ellie to the orphanage’s resident pet – a lively German Shepard named Duma.

As you can see in the video above, the two have forged an unlikely friendship and Duma has been instrumental in helping nurse Ellie back to full health. 

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