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Monday, January 18, 2016

This story will melt your heart. It proves that friendship can be found in the most unlikely places.

Ellie is a baby elephant who was rejected by his herd. He has found an unusual home at the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa. He is being cared for and overcoming incredible odds.

At first, Ellie wasn’t growing or doing well at all. He wasn’t bonding with anyone and had no spark. Then, Ellie met a German Shepherd named Duma; see how he’s doing now in the video below:

 

Not only are they playing, but Duma’s instinct to protect Ellie have kicked in. This unusual pair have a bond that will simply make you smile.

In other elephant-related news, Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus has retired its elephants earlier than planned. You can watch the video below to learn more.

 

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H/T: Little Things

 

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