Friendship is the most valuable thing in life and not only in the human world but as well as in the animal world. Animals have also the ability to become friends and that is possible even at first sight. Those are rare cases, but when they happen, they can be the most amazing thing that you can see.
In this article we shall focus on two animals that are not at least likely to become friends, an African spurred tortoise Leonardo, and a calf named as Simon.
Leonardo is an African tortoise that in 2013 was rescued from a Bangkok Zoo after it was closed for operation. This tortoise quickly and easily got accustomed to the new life at the WFFT Rescue Center. But, life even got better when Simon arrived at the WFFT Rescue Center.
Simon, a young calf, came three years later after a serious leg injury. He hurt his leg while he was grazing with his mother when he got caught in a tangle of vines, and a part of his hind leg had fallen off. The WFFT Vet Team tried to help and thus created a prosthetic leg for him.
“We decided to house him temporarily in a large open field enclosure within the WFFT Rescue Center where he could recover from his ordeal. We had then planned to move him into a field where we house two other rescued cows.”
In the open field enclosure Simon was recovering when he met Leonardo. Once they met they have instantly become friends.
WFFT reports this friendship:
“To the surprise of us all Simon the cow has formed a strong bond with the large tortoise Leonardo. They are often seen following each other around, sharing meals and resting together. We hope this unusual friendship continues to flourish.”
These two friends are very much loved by the whole staff at the sanctuary that enjoys watching them when they are together. These two are simply inseparable enjoying each other’s company.
The WFFT – Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand has set goals like rescuing captive wild animals and rehabilitating them by offering veterinary help to animals, meanwhile educating local people to appreciate and protect wildlife, and campaign against all forms of animal abuse and exploitation.