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Orphaned rhino cuddles gray car to replace mother

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A baby rhino was caught on camera cuddling up to an SUV after poachers in South Africa killed his mother.

The orphaned rhino had somehow made its way to a tourist road, according to the witness who posted the heart-wrenching photos on Facebook.

Rhinos are known to have poor eyesight, so some have speculated the baby mistook the gray-colored vehicle for another rhino.

Veterinarians estimated the rhino, who they named Donnie, to be about 2-months-old.

Wildlife officials transported Donnie to an animal reserve for rehabilitation. He is reportedly thriving and will be released once he regains strength.

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