Jotto, the elephant, was only 1-month old when he fell down a well and was separated from his herd.
Fortunately for him, rescuers from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) rescued and pulled Jotto from the well and brought him to their elephant orphanage in Kenya.

In the orphanage, Jotto made an unusual friendship. Instead of befriending another elephant, little 1-month old Jotto befriended Pea, an ostrich. Pea was rescued in 2014 after rescuers from DSWT found her and her brother Pod while rescuing a baby elephant.

It is safe to say orphaned ostrich Pea most definitely believes she is part of the elephant herd and little Jotto is…

Posted by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust on Saturday, October 1, 2016

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Pea was then grew up in the orphanage and now considers herself as part of the elephant herd. With Pea comforting little Jotto, the two of them are able to help each other heal and grow until they are ready to return to the wild.

It’s beautiful to see species form the most surprising friendships!