Rhinos are wild, large, sometimes unruly animals, but possess a peaceful, gentle side and form strong bonds just as much as any other creature. Sometimes it’s with people, often other rhinos, but occasionally it’s a bond of a more unusual nature. Such is the case with the following amazing individuals.
Fabian and Madame Gigi
Recently there was a rhino poached in the Nyaru Game Lodge in Cape Town. This was particularly painful to the Lodge as Fabian the White Rhino was a favorite among guests and employees. Fabian was the only rhino at the reserve, as the rest were already sold because of poaching concerns. But the decision to keep him was due in part to his relationship with his friend Madame Gigi, resident pug puppy.
Nyaru owner Ruan Fouché described the day they met. “Madam Gigi, still a puppy, saw Fabian and ran towards him, and there, right in…
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