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Beautiful Relationship Between Orphaned Giraffe And Guard Dog (10 Pics)

This is the story of an unlikely friendship between an abandoned baby giraffe and a guard dog at a local orphanage in South Africa.

Jazz the giraffe was only nine days old when he was found by a farmer in the wild without a mother and taken to The Rhino Orphanage in South Africa.

Hunter is a young Belgian Malinois, he began to care for Jazz the moment he was rescued, quickly befriending the long-necked guy.

Janie Van Heerden is a caretaker at the orphanage, he says that the pair bonded instantly, with Hunter snuggling into Jazz the giraffe’s body as if it was another pup.

Jazz is slowly growing to be bigger and stronger and eventually, he will leave the orphanage and go back into his natural habitat, but only when he’s strong enough.

Janie said ‘Possibly soon [the giraffe] will be able to go home [to the wild]’.

Unfortunately, the exact location of the orphanage is kept a secret due to poachers.

There is no doubt that some hearts will be broken when the two are inevitably separated.

In just a month, a giraffe can grow to around 10 stone in weight.

Written by Joe Kahlo

After years of writing in the financial industry, Joe was finally able to focus his writing on what he loves, Animals!