At the Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary, Daisy and Modjadji, two unlikely buddies, are aiding one another in their healing.
Daisy, who was just a few hours born, was discovered in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, weak, struggling, and all by herself.
She was transferred to the critical care unit of the neighborhood sanctuary, where the personnel cared for her throughout her rehabilitation.
In order to keep Daisy’s immune system and body temperature at a healthy level, she needed 24 hour care, which included feeding and medications.
Following Daisy’s admission, her future closest buddy also arrived:
Louwhen Bowker told The Dodo, “Modjadji was admitted to the sanctuary’s ICU at the end of November (2021) after being found motionless and barely breathing on the reserve after heavy rains and storms.”
According the sanctuary’s media contanct, Modjadji was believed to be only a week old.
They became one another’s family and developed a deep bond very fast.
Bowker said, “As they grew stronger and braver, their curiosity got the best of them, and they started interacting with each other.”
“Rhinos are very social animals and require companionship. Modjadji is fantastic company for Daisy and very affectionate towards her.”
The two had only been close friends for a month, but they are now usually together and behave more like sisters.
“They cuddle together at night, which gives Daisy comfort and security. [Modjadji] is a friend that can be with her 24/7, and this, in turn, helps to prevent too much human contact with Daisy.”
Here are some pictures of this lovely couple:
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