Adorable Moment an Orphaned Rescue Rhino Snuggles Up to His Former Keeper in a Heart-melting Reunion

This is the adorable moment an orphaned rescue rhino snuggles up to his former keeper in a heart-melting reunion. When Ray’s mother was killed by poachers last year, he was taken to the Rhino Orphanage in Limpopo Province, South Africa.


The friendly rhino was determined to find a new family and, thanks to his ‘charming personality’ struck up a special bond with one of the sanctuary’s volunteers. A video taken at the orphanage shows Ray cosying up to a beloved ex-keeper who came back to visit her old pal.

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The 22-second clip filmed on Boxing Day captures Ray resting his head on a young woman’s shoulder and pressing his snout into her face affectionately while she laughs. She then kisses him on the nose and asks him: ‘Are you going to chill like this? Ok.’

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The former keeper, who quit her post to go to university, then jokes that she cannot breathe and tilts the camera to reveal a second rhino slumping over her right shoulder and flapping his ear against her hat.

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