Elephants are famous for being very smart and having excellent memory, which makes them one of the most intelligent species in the animal world.
The elephant mom is noted for being extremely empathic, in addition to her excellent IQs. As a result, moms with newborn babies are rarely leave their offspring in the wild unless the youngster has a major medical issue or is unable to satisfy the group’s environmental demands.
Ellie had a very low chance of living after being excluded from the herd due to a chronic condition.
Ellie was rescued and brought to the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in Zululand, South Africa. Leopards, giraffes, hippos, and elephants are among the creatures that have been cared for in the refuge.
This animal refuge specializes on newborn rhinos in need of rehabilitation, as the name implies, but happily for Ellie, this refuge was able to provide him with the care and compassion he needs.
Ellie got the great care among her fellow rhinos, despite not being a rhino.
The Wildlife Orphanage makes every effort to address the requirements of every animal that enters its doors. Despite focusing on orphan rhinos, the sanctuary will never leave an animal in need. They want to assist as many animals as they can.
Ellie’s umbilical hernia was soon discovered when she arrived at the orphanage.
Unfortunately, the infection spread throughout his bloodstream when the afflicted location got infected. Furthermore, the newborn elephant is allergic to milk. The orphanage attempted to transport dairy products from other places, but none of them worked for Ellie.
They didn’t give up, though! For the baby elephants, the team began preparing a milk-like beverage!
Ellie gradually acquired the nutrition she need by eating completely cooked rice with additional protein and minerals. The newborn elephant gradually regained some of his power and vitality.
The sanctuary became Ellie’s forever residence after many failed attempts to reunite him with his herd.
Elephants are extremely sociable creatures who like to live in groups.
Without the frequent interaction of his other elephants, Baby Ellie began to develop psychological issues. Elephants are a species that cannot thrive without interacting with other people.
While the sanctuary staff can give medical treatment, they are unclear how to assist Ellie with his social requirements.
Despite the elephant herd’s lack of protection, Ellie struggled to have a friend at the refuge.
We think they’re the prettiest animal couple we’ve ever seen.
Ellie befriended Duma, a former service dog who was one of the orphanage’s newest newcomers.
The two had been close buddies since the Duma came to the reserve. They are frequently seen playing in the sand mound, which is their favorite area. The pair enjoys jogging and playing together and simply enjoy one other’s company.
Ellie’s mood improved almost instantly. He was once again content. Despite the fact that he didn’t need the elephant herd, the staff thinks that the new bond will be enough to keep Ellie happy.