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Orphaned Rhino named Beckham enjoys getting his belly rubbed at sanctuary in South Africa

Orphaned Rhino named Beckham enjoys getting his belly rubbed at sanctuary in South Africa

  • Video filmed at the Rhino Orphanage in Pretoria, South Africa, in June
  • Veterinary student and orphanage employee Jamie Traynor seen with animal
  • The one-year-old stands next to her as she rubs his belly and kisses his cheek 

This is the heartwarming moment an orphaned rhino called Beckham, whose mother was killed by poachers, enjoys having its belly rubbed by a woman.

The video was filmed at the Rhino Orphanage in Pretoria, South Africa, and shows the veterinary student and employee Jamie Traynor, with the animal.

She is seen crouching beneath one-year-old Beckham, who is standing close to her as she rubs his belly and smiles at the camera. 

The video was filmed at the Rhino Orphanage in Pretoria, South Africa, and shows Ms Traynor, with the animal

This is the heartwarming moment an orphaned rhino called Beckham, whose mother was killed by poachers, enjoys having its belly rubbed by a woman. The video was filmed at the Rhino Orphanage in Pretoria, South Africa and shows Beckham moving his face closer to hers as she continues to rub his belly

Ms Traynor then laughs and kisses Beckham’s cheek as he moves his face close to hers.

He reacts to the kiss by pressing his face against Ms Traynor’s more firmly, and she laughs again while still rubbings its belly. 

Finally, she says to Beckham, ‘thank you’. 

Beckham, 1, arrived at the orphanage last year after his mother was killed by poachers. Above: Ms Traynor with the animal

Beckham, 1, arrived at the orphanage last year after his mother was killed by poachers. Above: Ms Traynor with the animal

The veterinary student uploaded the video of the happy rhino to her Instagram page on July 10, but it was filmed on Jun 27. 

She said: ‘Beckham arrived at the orphanage last year after his mother was killed by poachers.’

One user responded by saying: ‘Oh my goodness!!! So freaking cute!!! I would definitely give Beckham some scratches too!!’ 

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