Kai the rhino was a little startled by the attentions of this over-friendly ostrich.
The two-tonne beast’s back legs left the ground when the bird pecked at flies and insects on his hide.
‘Ostriches are known for their lack of intelligence, their brain is smaller than one of their eyeballs, and this bird probably thought it was being friendly,’ said Abi Crowley, marketing manager for Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire, England.
‘Kai has never met an ostrich and it’s safe to say this encounter startled him.’
Kai, aged ten, is the newest addition to the park, brought in to mate with females Mkuzi and Mtuba-tuba.