Take a walk around the Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary, where you’ll meet Daisy and Modjadji, two unlikely pals who are assisting one other in recuperating.
Daisy was discovered just a few hours old, weak, and alone in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
She was taken to the local sanctuary’s intensive care unit, where the staff cared for her while she recuperated.
Daisy required around 24 hours of attention, including feeding and therapy, to ensure that her immune system and temperature were kept in good level.
“Modjadji was admitted to the sanctuary’s ICU at the end of November after being discovered motionless and barely breathing during heavy rains and storms on the reserve,” Louwhen Bowker added.
The media contact for the sanctuary noted, “Modjadji was thought to be only a week old.”
The pair quickly developed a close relationship and became one another’s family.
“As they got stronger and more daring, their interest took hold of them, and they began interacting with one another,” said Bowker.
“Rhinos are very social animals and require companionship. Modjadji is fantastic company for Daisy and very affectionate towards her.”
The pair have bonded well after only a month, and they are now more like sisters than just close friends.
“They snuggle up at night, which provides Daisy with comfort and security. [Modjadji] is a buddy that she can rely on 24/7 hours a day, and this helps to avoid too much human interaction with Daisy.”