Heartwarming video clips show the special bond 'rhino whisperer' Laura has with these gentle giants

By Kirstin Buick
20 May 2016

"If only all humans could learn something from rhinos, we'd live in a much better world."

We’ve heard of horse whisperers but veterinary nurse Laura Ellison is something of a Dr Doolittle when it comes to rhinos. Laura, who works with The Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, shares heartwarming photos and video clips on her Instagram account of her adventures with her four-legged friends.

I'll tell you now, rhino lips have a pretty strong grip! Action shot of sweet Grace on a morning walk.

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"If only all humans could learn something from rhinos, we'd live in a much better world," Laura captioned one of her beautiful shots.

Dead arm, but worth it. #love

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And there's one rhino in particular that holds a special place in her heart.

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“I have been with Kabelo since his arrival to the orphanage and we have developed such a strong bond,” she adds. "Please appreciate that he is still a wild animal.

Until you have loved an animal, your soul remains unawakened.

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"But also with the capacity to love so forgivingly; humans took his mother and for him to trust me the way he does is incredibly bittersweet. "Rhinos deserve a life with their mothers without human interference. His capacity to love and the pure gentleness of that love will always take my breath away.

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Read more about the unlikely pair of pals in the latest issue of YOU, in stores now.

Adapted from Magazine Features ©

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