WATCH: Baby rhino and hippo shine spotlight on poaching in SA

Cape Town - A cute video has emerged of a baby hippo and a baby rhino playing together at an orphanage in South Africa.

The adorable video has since been shared around the world, gaining close to 3000 views, thanks to Helping Rhinos.

Helping Rhinos is a UK and USA based charity working on projects around the world to help conserve the 5 species of rhino that still survive today. 

At one of their locations in South Africa, they care for a handful of orphaned rhino. They also have a little hippo who has become a great friend with the other orphans.

ALSO SEE: WATCH: Three playful leopard cubs spotted at Londolozi Game Reserve

Best friend goals

Ntoto and Charlie were filmed during one of their hangouts. In the video, you can see that Charlie is loving the chin scratches from Ntoto. The young orphans make a really cute pair.

Ntoto was found in May 2017 when he was just 4.5 months old, his mother had been poached in Mpumalanga. The reserve vet was called and it took 6 days to catch him.

"He was a strong, feisty little boy and he had done an excellent job in looking after himself in the wild – surviving on only water and nibbling on grass – but due to his age he was in desperate need of milk and nutrition, and his stomach was constipated due to him having to digest only solids," says Helping Rhino.

Watch the video below

Helping Rhinos is also currently raising money to help expand South Africa’s very successful Black Mambas Rhino Anti-Poaching team into other parts of the continent.

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