Hee-haw! At zoo, donkey pals calm restless rhino
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Animals in the zoo in Georgia’s capital are not allowed to be lonely, even if it means they end up with rather unusual companions.
A female rhinoceros called Manuela has made friends with donkeys, after failing to hit it off with either zebras or goats, while a lion cub neglected by his mother has bonded with a puppy.
Tbilisi Zoo spokeswoman Mzia Sharashidze said Manuela got depressed after the death of her mate and became aggressive toward her caretakers. The donkeys had an instant calming effect.