Bittersweet Friendship – Orphaned Baby Giraffe And Guard Dog

Friendship is an interpersonal bond one creates and cherishes. However, sometimes friendships can be bittersweet as well. You can heartedly feel a true friend even when you are apart. But real friendships don’t necessarily mean to happen only between humans. The story I’m about to tell is a bitter one. But in the meantime, it shows how sweet and truthful friendships between two fellow animals can be.

A baby giraffe named Jazz arrived at the Rhino Orphanage after a farmer discovered him struggling in wild. Eventually, Jazz became ill and Hunter-the resident watchdog seemed to realize something was wrong. Immediately, he befriended him and did not leave the baby giraffe’s side

The baby giraffe was so weak and dehydrated, barely 3 days old when he arrived at the orphanage in South Africa. Orphanage staff members assumed that the mother giraffe had abandoned the baby for a reason, and had suspected an illness. But later on, they found out that the mother indeed didn’t leave Jazz for no reason. She just knew it!

Hunter befriending the baby Giraffe Jazz

Jerome Delay

The Rhino Orphanage wrote: “He stays in the room all day with Jazz and and doesn’t allow his brother Duke close. They also featured dozens of photos documenting Jazz’s progress during his weeks at the facility. They showed Jazz&Hunter sleeping closely together, and playing outdoors.

But after a while Jazz, the giraffe collapsed from hemorrhaging in the brain. In his last two days, Jazz started to look unstable on his legs and very dull, and eventually, they lost him. The dog then sat in front of the empty room for hours before going to its carers “for comfort.”

No matter how sad this story might be the legacy of these two little buddies will remain forever! So here are more pictures that photographer Jerome Delay took to honor this raw and delightful friendship.

Hunter, a young Belgian Malinois, keeping an eye on Jazz the baby Giraffe.  

Jerome Delay

Janie Van Heerden feeding Jazz.

Jerome Delay

Jazz&Hunter, spending time together at the Rhino Orphanage in Limpopo Province.

Jerome Delay

A video to help us never forget a precious friendship like this one.

Related Articles:

50 Unlikely Animal Friendships Too Cute to Handle!

10+ Delightful Images of Ducks Cuddling With Other Animals That Will Brighten Up Your Day

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes A New Baby Girl Masai Giraffe As New Series Arrived On Disney+

Same Crocodile, Same Place 15 Years Apart- Steve Irwin’s Son Recreates His Father’s Most Iconic Photo

We are living in a world that nothing is guaranteed forever. due to extreme pollution and global warming and harmful thing happening the earth is becoming a big mess. Not only for humans but also for animals. They have been massively going on extinct and unprotected by human harm and evilness.

Nonetheless, the rates of extinction that are currently taking place are actually comparable to the rates that took place when dinosaurs were wiped off of the face of the planet.

However, there is still a ray of hope when it comes to people who actually care about other beings except themselves.

I bet Everyone knows the late, great Steve Irwin. He left behind an incredible legacy. He was a crocodile hunter with a heart of gold. Now, his loved ones are doing their best to carry on the tradition. His children Robert and Bindi have continued their conservation efforts. Irwin’s wife Terri is also heavily involved.

1. Steve Irwin was a crocodile hunter and an activist for wild animal rights.

The Irwin family at the Australia Zoo in June 2006: (L-R) Robert, Terri, Steve, and Bindi
Photo: Australia Zoo via Getty Images

When we remember steve we see that all he ever wanted was that all the animals in the Australian Zoo where he used to work to be treated with the utmost respect. If these animals are not given the chance to hunt down moving prey, they are more likely to become extinct. That’s why the efforts of trained handlers are important. Without their assistance, the crocodiles are unable to feed in the proper manner.

His son Murray made a recreation photo like his father did but 15 years after a very iconic photo of his father feeding the same crocodile. Now, Robert is the one who is responsible for his welfare. The Instagram post went viral and was liked by every animal lover out there. And Robert hopes he can shed light to everyone about animal rights welfare.

Richard Giles

2.

3. His wife and two childrens are continuing his legacy

3.

Related Articles:

Bindi Irwin Gives Her Daughter ‘Her First Australia Zoo Khakis’ for 1-month Birthday Celebration

10+ Cool X-rays Pics That Oregon Zoo Shared on The Internet After Their Animal’s Health Check

30+ Wild Animals Delightfully Interfering Wildlife Photographers




    Pin It on Pinterest