Albert & Themba

3albertThemba the elephant lived on a nature reserve in South Africa.  When he was only 6 months old, his mother died.  Veterinarians were hoping that another elephant would adopt Themba and take care of him, but none of them did.  The veterinarians decided to find a new mom for Themba.  They chose Albert, a sheep!  At first, Themba did not like Albert at all!  He chased Albert around his enclosure, flapping his ears to make him look as big as possible.  Soon, they became best friends.  Albert and Themba take naps and play together.  When they are walking around, Themba lays his trunk on Albert's back.