Two orphaned ostriches, Pea and Pod, were rescued by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Fund, a sanctuary that helps to raise and nurture orphaned baby elephants. The two birds have become an integral part of the nursery family there. These two entertain thee baby elephants who love to charge them, hug them, and "positively maul them with affection."
Pixie was born with a crippling deformity on her front legs, which are permanently bent at the knee. Her condition could have spelled disaster in an already ill-fated life: Born at a dairy farm, she faced a life of constant breeding and eventually being killed for meat. Instead, her broken legs saved her. A dairy worker was touched by the little calf — who was fighting to survive — and knew she deserved a chance.
Military men and women deployed overseas often fall in love with the furry friends they meet, and sometimes they're even able to bring their companions back stateside. These animals all kept our servicemen and women company while they were miles from home.
80-Year-Old "Elephant Grandmother" Raised Rhinos, Buffalo, Gazelles And More In Her Backyard
When this 89-y.o. man's health started to decline he had to be moved to a nursing home. But the man was saddened by the fact that he was no longer able to visit his granddaughter's pony, Bolla. That's when his granddaughter had a brilliant idea: she brought her pony to him. The nursing home not only welcomed the pony into the facility, but they say the door is always open for the old man's equine pal.
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