Animals Video

By Federico Cornetto 

This is the adorable moment a rhino let a girl give him belly rubs and kiss him on the cheeks.

Veterinary student Jamie Traynor, 25, from Pretoria, South Africa, filmed the cute scene taking place at The Rhino Orphanage in the Limpopo Province on June 27.

Rhino Beckham, who is only one year of age and yet huge, let Jamie get close to him and give him belly rubs and kisses as he chilled in the sunlight.

Jamie said: “Beckham arrived at the orphanage last year after his mother was killed by poachers.

“When rhinos arrive at the orphanage, we work hard to gain their trust.

“Rhino calves have a very strong bond with their mothers and it’s important for these babies to form bonds with their carers especially if they’re very young.

“Once we’ve gained their trust, they are extremely loving towards us.”