Dogs will never cease to amaze us. One of them, by the name of Hunter, has instinctively set out to protect a recently cared for giraffe in the sanctuary where he lives.
The incredible tale of Hunter the dog and Jazz the young giraffe is reported by Sky News . According to the British media, in fact, it all started when a giraffe was discovered by a farmer in South Africa. The animal was only 2 days old and was on the brink of certain death. He had just been abandoned by his mother , who left him left to fend for himself in the great outdoors, weak and dehydrated .
The baby giraffe was immediately taken care of by the team at The Rhino Orphanage , a sanctuary for young rhinos located in the province of Limpopo, in northeastern South Africa. The trainers, including Janie Van Heerden , have been looking after him as he should since his arrival. After giving him drugs intravenously , they feed him milk and try to make him eat leaves. Thanks to this care, his state of health improved markedly.
And in his recovery, he can count on the support of a completely unexpected new friend : a dog. The latter, a Belgian Malinois named Hunter , lives at the Rhino Orphanage . He instinctively placed the giraffe under his wing . Since his arrival, he has spent his time lying next to him and watching over him. Their relationship is truly extraordinary , as can be seen in the video below posted on the shrine’s Facebook page.
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The keepers hope to be able to reintroduce the young giraffe as soon as possible in its natural environment. Until then, Hunter intends to take advantage of his friend’s presence and make him benefit from his.