An unlikely friendship started between an adorable baby springbok and a cuddly little ostrich when they were both abandoned by their mothers and taken in by Divan Grobler, the Head of Conservation at Aquila Private Game Reserve.

One day roughly 4 weeks ago, Divan Grobler, stumbled upon a newly born springbok baby, Grobler waited for the little bok’s mom to return but she never did. He then began hand-rearing the sprightly little antelope, who happens to be the national animal of South Africa.

Sometime later and much to Groblers surprise an ostrich chick was found abandoned and wandering all alone on the reserve. He then took the small bird in and has been caring for the pair ever since.

 

Grobler explains that mothers often abandon their young if they feel they are too weak to survive but he says he will do his best to make sure the “little nuggets” survive.

 

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