Baby Elephant Refuses To Share Bottle With Giraffe Pal

StoryfulPublished: October 13, 2017772 views
Published: October 13, 2017

Luggard the orphaned <a href="" target="_blank">baby elephant</a> and Kiko the giraffe are two of the residents at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya. Recently, artist and photographer Maryam Ego-Aguirre captured footage of Luggard being bottle-fed while a rather eager Kiko looked on. Hungry and enjoying his bottle, Luggard certainly wasn’t going to share.

Luggard was just a few months old when he was spotted near the Ghana river, still in the company of his herd, but with an evident injury to his leg. He was struggling to keep up with the rest of the family and without the intervention from the Trust, he surely would have died.

What was revealed was that his femur was shattered just above the knee, with bone splinters still evident, whilst a bullet had also gone through his left foot. How he was going to heal from such severe injuries remained unknown, as any possibility of pinning the leg was not possible given the extent of override of the bone and contraction of the muscles. No one knew what the future would hold for this little brave boy.

But little stoic Luggard healed quickly and gained a massive appetite, which is evident in this hilarious video! The little calf will grow up to be a strong bull one day!

Credit: maryam_ego_aguirre via Storyful

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