Adorable Baby Cow and Giant Tortoise Won’t Let Each Other Go

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Leonardo, an African spurred tortoise, arrived at the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand in 2013 after escaping a life of hell in a zoo in Bangkok, reports The Dodo.

 

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Leonardo quickly took to his new life of freedom in the sanctuary. But in 2016, things took an even better turn upon the arrival of Simon, a calf whose back hoof had been amputated. He was rescued by the WFFT and given a prosthetic, and can now move around normally.

 

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Source: Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand

 

Simon was supposed to join the rest of the sanctuary's bovines, but the animal had other plans. When he saw Leonardo, a spark of friendship immediately flew between the tortoise and the little cow, who hasn't left him since.

 

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Source: Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand

 

Nobody was more surprised than the team at the sanctuary, who posted on their Facebook page:

They are often seen following each other around, sharing meals and resting together. We hope this unusual friendship continues to flourish.

 

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You can help support the work of the sanctuary so that Leonardo and Simon can remain best friends forever. Click here to make a donation.

 

H/t: The Dodo

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