When a farmer in Mokopane, South Africa, spotted a tiny giraffe abandoned by its mother, he immediately sought assistance from animal rescues. The Rhino Orphanage jumped into action right away, saving the newborn giraffe from impending death.
When they arrived at the sanctuary, a surprising caretaker began watching over the new infant right away. Hunter, a Belgian Malinois anti-poaching guard dog, rapidly bonded with the giraffe and began to carefully guard it.
The 2-day-old giraffe was extremely dehydrated and required emergency attention. Under Hunter’s attentive eye, the crew began feeding the giraffe, giving him a name and providing him with a baby bottle, IV fluids and leaves to eat.
Despite their unusual pairing, Hunter keeps a close eye on everything his new charge does. He is always by the baby’s side. He lays close to his side, sharing a blanket, and cuddles with the gorgeous giraffe infant, providing comfort and safety.
Jazz is doing well thanks to the wildlife workers’ care and Hunter’s attention. The staff is optimistic that he will soon be able to return to his natural habitat. Hunter is sure to be heartbroken to see him go because the two are such good friends.
Jazz was a lucky giraffe, as most abandoned juvenile animals die of starvation or become prey to predators without ever being saved. We are grateful to the quick-thinking farmer who made the call that saved this little one’s life.
If Hunter could speak, we’re sure he’d thank you for saving his new best friend. It’s really cute to see the unusual couple cuddle and love one another. We want nothing more than to see the baby giraffe grow up and live the life he was meant to live, but we can’t help but wish that the two could be buddies forever, even if it’s not possible in the animal kingdom.
Please spread the word about these two gorgeous best buddies to your friends and family.