A friendship between animals is common. But what if it comes from animals of different species? An interspecies bond is always worth admiring. These animals sense love and care of each other, gradually lay trust in each other, and a beautiful friendship blossoms. Just take the baby cow and the giant turtle in this story as an example
Simon the rescued baby cow Leonardo the giant African spurred turtle became friends when they lived together in the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT). Although they are different in species, they created the most unlikely interspecies friendship that surprised all WFFT’s staff.
Leonardo was rescued from a Bangkok zoo in 2013, after the closure of the zoo. Simon came to WFFT in Jan 2016. At that time, part of his hind leg had fallen off because he got caught in the vines with his mom. Luckily, his missing leg was replaced with a prosthetic to help him walk more easily.
To help the injured baby cow recover quickly, the staff at WFFT placed him in a large open enclosure then transferred him to a field where they housed two other rescued cows.
Here, Simon met Leonardo. After several times gathering together, the baby cow and the giant tortoise became close friends. They always stick with each other, share their meal and rest together. It seems like their friendship will be inseparable.