Ayesha Cantor is the owner of Kragga Kamma Game Park in South Africa.
The park is home to many animals: rhinos, giraffes, antelopes, zebras, cheetahs and others.
Visitors to the park come on excursions and to observe free-roaming animals in an environment as close to the wild as possible.
One day, Ayesha was driving with her daughter Tammary when she saw something that made her leave the car: a beautiful giraffe in the sunset.
Ayesha decided to take pictures of the animal. She did not immediately notice that the giraffe was curiously examining something between its legs.
When Ayesha and Tammary followed his gaze, they saw a small black and white bunny sitting in the grass.
– We were so surprised to see a bunny, – says Ayesha, – A very calm and even relaxed lying between giraffe’s legs, stretching out its hind legs.
It was a domestic bunny, and it is not clear how he ended up here among the wild animals in the park.
Ayesha thought that he must have run away from a nearby farm. If so, then he is very lucky that he has not yet been caught by predators.
Ayesha and Tammary watched the giraffe and the bunny for about 45 minutes. They thought that as soon as the giraffe started to move, the bunny would get scared and run away.
But it didn’t happen.
The giraffe trampled on the grass, but the bunny did not run away. The giraffe bent low and sniffed the bunny, and the bunny did not run away.
– Sometimes it seemed that one simple movement and the giraffe would crush the bunny. But he was so delicate and did not harm him. Incredibly, the bunny showed absolutely no signs of fear.
In the end, it began to get dark and Ayesha and her daughter went home. But even when they left, the giraffe and the bunny were next to each other.
– It was the most unusual situation. It’s a miracle that a domestic bunny with no experience of survival managed to survive in a park full of predators like jackals or caracals. Maybe the giraffe became his protector?