KENYA --Ringo, a baby rhino, was abandoned by his mother at two weeks old. He was nearly dead when he was rescued by rangers at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya, a major reserve for the endangered animal.
Now, Ringo has been adopted by several parents including Sudan, the only male northern white rhino left on the planet.
One was isolated and the other abandoned, but the two rhinos have found companionship in one another.
"The fact that we now have a small rhino who is beginning to interact with him, is psychologically good for Sudan, certainly we've seen his demeanor and his appetite for life improve since Ringo appeared on the scene," said Richard Vigne of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Kenya is hosting this year's "Giants Club Summit" a meeting of African leaders focused on tackling poaching of the continent's giant animals. The epidemic has led to more orphaned animals across Africa than ever before.