Dogs are not only man’s best friend, but elephants as well. This baby elephant named Ubuntu was rejected by his herd, and so he was brought to the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in Zululand, South Africa where he is referred to affectionately as “Ellie”. While it’s already weird for an elephant to be at a rhino orphanage, it gets weirder.

Ellie had a normally fatal problem and on top of that, was deeply allergic to any kind of milk which made it a unique challenge to care for him. Thanks to the dedicated staff, he’s making a full recovery. However, elephants are social creatures and this poor baby didn’t have anyone to socialize until Duma the dog was introduced. Now, they are the best of friends and are hardly ever apart from each other.