Watch the video of this adorable ostrich who thinks its an elephant!
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A family of elephants adopted an ostrich at Indalu Game Reserve, Mossel Bay, South Africa. The footage shows the nine-year-old ostrich Fransina is walking with the herd of elephants.
The owner of the reserve, Gerhard Van Rooyen said: “We initially bought Fransina along with a male to take care of the sheep.
“The male died about five years so we sold all the sheep and let Fransina loose to walk around the reserve.
“Fransina roamed free for only a short while before she decided to cautiously build her relationship with the gentle giants.
“Visitors are so impressed with finding an ostrich walking with the elephants that they usually snap some pictures with her while they’re there.”
“Some guests even come to the reserve not only to meet the elephants but also to ask after the friendly Fransina.”
Ostriches are known to be entirely amiable creatures, regularly going in sets or even in groups of around four or five.
In any case, Fransina’s fellowship with the gathering of elephants appears to be unbreakable, sharp never to be forgotten, she sticks close by her new family amid their guided voyages through the hold.
Falling into line with the remainder of the motorcade, Fransina weaves between the group, easing back her pace to coordinate their lengthened steps and making a point to remain behind the main part.
She even brings down her head as she strolls – cautiously adhering near her colleagues and eating nearby them as well.
Gerhard added: “Fransina is a very loveable bird.
“She likes to settle down onto her haunches as soon as I come near her, ready to receive some cuddles.
“Her favourite activity is definitely joining the elephant interaction sessions, which is one of the most popular Indalu activities for people visiting the reserve.”
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