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Newborn giraffe adopted by dog at South Africa sanctuary

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Published in Cats & Dogs News

(UPI) A wildlife sanctuary in South Africa said a newborn giraffe found abandoned and comatose is now improving with help from his new adopted parent -- an anti-poaching dog.

The Rhino Orphanage in Limpopo Province said Jazz the giraffe was only 2 days old when he was found alone and in a coma.

The giraffe was brought to the facility, where anti-poaching dog Hunter quickly took a shine to the young animal.

Carers said Hunter refused to eat until Jazz emerged from the coma and his health started to improve.

 

The sanctuary said Hunter is a "special animal" and spends all day watching over Jazz, whose health is rapidly improving.

Jazz is expected to eventually be returned to the wild.

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