Support and Comfort for a Sick Rhino Calf From a Zebra Baby

In the wild, Daisy and Modjadji would have never met.

At the Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary, the young zebra and rhino have unintentionally become friends and are helping each other recover.

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In South Africa’s Kruger National Park, rangers discovered Daisy struggling and alone at the beginning of December. Daisy was barely a few hours old and quite fragile, so her rescuers transported her to the emergency medicine department of the sanctuary.

Daisy required 24-hour care and feeding in addition to other treatments to strengthen her immune system and support her in keeping her body temperature stable.

Daisy wasn’t the only animal newborn at the hospital, either.

Baby Zebra Comforts Orphaned Rhino Calf And Helps Her Heal - The Dodo

According to Louwhen Bowker, the media coordinator at Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary, “Modjadji was brought to the sanctuary’s ICU at the end of November after being found motionless and hardly breathing on the reserve following severe rains and storms.” Modjadji was believed to be a little older than a week old.

The two young orphans grew close and finally accepted each other as their families.

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According to Bowker, as they gained bravery and power, their curiosity overcame them, and they started interacting with one another. “Since they are very social animals, rhinos require companionship. Daisy considers Modjadji to be very nice and enjoys having him around.

After spending a month together, Modjadji and Daisy resemble one other more. Modjadji follows Daisy everywhere she goes.


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