Sometimes the best Friendship can seem quite unusual and this is no different.
Ayesha Cantor who’s the owner of the Kragga Kamma Game Park in South Africa, was with her 21 year old daughter daughter Tammaryn, when they spotted something that made them stop in there tracks, stop the car and get there cameras out.
“I thought to get a few ‘giraffe in the sunset’ images, noticing one who kept arching his neck beautifully,” Cantor told The Dodo. “We didn’t immediately realize that there was something that had the giraffe’s attention on the ground.”
They looked closer to see what had the giraffe’s attention and there it was, in the grass a tiny black and white little rabbit.
“We were so surprised to see a domestic bunny right under the feet of the giraffe,” Cantor told the dodo “Totally unfazed, even stretching out fully between the giraffe’s legs.”The giraffe, Which is a Southern giraffe, indigenous to African countries. On the other hand the rabbit was a domestic breed, its very unusual to see in the African bush.
Cantor and her daughter believed that the rabbit must have escaped from one of their neighbours houses, quite frankly, they were surprised it hadn’t been attacked already by predators!
They where amazed to see how comfortable they seemed together, the rabbit seemed to enjoy being close to his pal.
“He showed no signs of wanting to get away,” Cantor said to the dodo “The giraffe would bend over and have a sniff and nuzzle. The bunny would eat a bit and then hop further off with the giraffe following. Sometimes it looked as if the giraffe was going to paw at the bunny with his giant hooves, but he was so gentle, never actually striking him. Amazing that the bunny showed absolutely no signs of fear.”
Cantor and her daughter watched on for nearly an hour. They only left when it became too dark to take photographs in the low light. As they drove off they checked for one final time and the inseparable pals were still together.
“This is a most unusual sighting,” Cantor told the Dodo “It’s a miracle really that its has survived in the park. Being of domestic stock it wouldn’t have the same survival instincts that a wild rabbit would have. Predators like jackal and caracal would have and should have made short work of it by now. Maybe Mr. Giraffe really does do a good job of keeping his buddy safe.”