Orphaned Elephant Baby Is Comforted By Snuggles From His Ostrich Best Friend

Jotto, the elephant, was pulled out of a well by rescuers from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) when he was only one-month-old.  He was separated from his herd when he fell into the well. Jotto was brought to the elephant orphanage in Kenya where he would be able to grow up in a safe environment and eventually be released into the wild.

ostrich snuggles elephant

There were plenty of elephants at the orphanage already, but Jotto preferred to spend his time with an ostrich named Pea. Pea was also a rescued animal, along with her brother Pod.

ostrich snuggles elephant

Pea and Pod grew up to be healthy ostriches, so healthy in fact, that Pod left the orphanage on his own. Pea stayed behind to hang out with her elephant friends. Pea not only befriended Jotto but has another notable friend, Kiko, an orphaned giraffe.

ostrich snuggles elephant

Pea thinks she is part of the elephant herd and Jotto loves to cuddle with her. DSWT said the Nairobi Nursery is a place where orphaned animals can heal, and when ready, be returned to the wild.

ostrich snuggles elephant

You can keep up with all the animals at DSWT by following them on their Facebook page.

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