Orphaned baby elephant Themba was unable to feed himself and faced certain death until Albert the Sheep provided some much needed company.
I challenge you not be be moved by this exceptional set of photographs from filmmaker, naturalist, and now full-time elephant mum, Lyndal Davies, 41.
The sheep and elephant friends now spend every hour together, snuggled up in the Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Implications - I am a big fan of elephants and more specifically their useful trunks. These images will make you see the tender side that lies within all living creatures and it will also make you want to get out into the natural world.
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