Baby emu, goat and goose form unlikely friendship at Wiltshire animal centre

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The three new arrivals have become best friends after being hand-reared together at Caenhill Countryside Centre in Devizes. Taz the emu was rejected by his parents and born in an incubator. 

He quickly made friends with six baby goats that were born around the same time.

Wiggle was also born in an incubator. 

The trio have bonded incredibly well with each other after being hand-reared together. 

Adorable pictures show the baby emu and gosling cuddling up to the goat. 

Caroline Le Bourgeois, the charity’s creative director, said: “Taz was hatched in an incubator.

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“This little one here is Alfred and unfortunately his mum didn’t have enough milk.

“We started feeding him and Alfred thinks we are his parents so these two are best friends now because they spend all their time with us.

“As you can see we don’t force them to be here, they’re here because they like each others company.”

The size difference between the three doesn’t stop them enjoying each other’s company. 

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They are also very protective over each other. 

Alfred the baby goat allows Taz and Wiggle to weave in and out of his legs.

Chris Franklin, who runs Caenhill Countryside Centre with his wife Ellie, said: “It’s so lovely and wholesome to see them playing together.

“They seem to get on really well and have a special bond.”

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