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Abandoned giraffe comes to be good friends with watchdog at an animal sanctuary (and no, it’s not a tall story!).

A dog in South Africa has actually struck up a not likely friendship with an abandoned baby giraffe that was saved and taken to the regional orphanage where he works as a guard dog.
Jazz the nine-day-old giraffe arrived at The Rhino Orphanage in Limpopo Province, South Africa, after a farmer found him struggling weak and dehydrated in the wild without a mother, and called the centre for aid. Local watchdog Hunter, a young Belgian Malinois, rapidly started to look after the beginner, befriending his long-necked doppelganger. Janie Van Heerden, a caretaker at the orphanage 3 hrs North of Johannesburg, claimed that the animals bonded immediately, with Hunter snuggling into the giraffe’s body as if it was another dog.

She claimed the baby giraffe is currently doing better after being given an IV to change lost liquids along with guzzling down the milk and also attempting to munch some leaves. Sadly for Hunter his cuddle buddy Jazz, perhaps extra comfy than the Rhinos at the orphanage, may not be with him to remain as keepers intend to reintroduce him right into his natural habitat when he’s strong enough.

Talking today Ms Heerden added: ‘Possibly quickly the giraffe will have the ability to go home to the wild ‘. The exact place of the Rhino Orphanage can not be provided because of poachers.

Hunter, a young Belgian Malinois, keeps an eye on Jazz, a nine-day-old giraffe, at the Rhino orphanage in the Limpopo province of South Africa, Friday Nov. 22 2019.


Hunter snuggles into Jazz, the nine-day-old giraffe, as if she is one more canine. Both Hunter and his bro have actually become keen on the giraffe.

Hearts might be damaged when both are divided as keepers intend to return the giraffe to its rightful area.


Janie Van Heerden feeds Jazz, a nine-day-old giraffe at the Rhino orphanage in the Limpopo district of South Africa, Friday Nov. 22 2019.


The young pair rest together on a blanket in the Rhino orphanage. Jazz will grow to be many times the size of Hunter.

Hunter keeps a look out as Jazz snoozes in his edge on a mattress. Baby giraffes can drink cows milk at an amazing rate up to 12 pints a day.


Unlike baby primates, he does not need to be fed in the evening, which makes looking after the orphan a lot less of a chore for keepers.

In just three or four years Jazz will be full grown. In simply a month the giraffe could reach a hefty 10 rock.


Orphanage employee Janie Van Heerden searches at the Rhino orphanage in the Limpopo province of South Africa Friday Nov. 22 2019.