2. Themba and Albert
Themba the elephant’s mom died when he was just a baby. Without his mom, he had no means of eating. The veterinarian’s at Shamwari Game Reserve were hopeful another elephant would adopt him, but this was not the case. The vets tried to feed him themselves, but it was no use. Fearing for his life, they decided to introduce him to Albert the lamb so he could have companionship. While they didn’t immediately hit it off, it wasn’t long before they became the best of friends. Albert took Themba in and it wasn’t long before Themba started eating again. Who would have ever imagined an elephant and a sheep becoming friends? This cute story has a happy ending and ultimately saved Themba's life.