Meet Modjadji and Daisy.
Two strangers who have become friends and are supporting one another in their healing at the Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary.
Only a few hours old, sickly, and abandoned, Daisy was discovered in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. She was transferred to the critical care section of the nearby sanctuary. There the personnel took care of her as she recovered. Daisy needs round-the-clock attention, including feeding and therapies to keep her immune system and body temperature at healthy levels.
Daisy’s soon-to-be best buddy also arrived shortly after Daisy was hospitalized. According to Louwhen Bowker: ,,Modjadji was brought to the sanctuary’s ICU at the end of November after being found lifeless and hardly breathing on the reserve following severe rains and storms.” Modjadji was believed to be only a week old, according to the media contact for the sanctuary.
They became one another’s family and developed a deep bond very fast. As they gained courage and strength, they began engaging with one another because of their insatiable curiosity, according to Bowker. Because they are very gregarious creatures, rhinos need company. Daisy enjoys Modjadji’s presence greatly and feels highly loved by him.
Daisy feels secure and comforted when they snuggle at night. Being able to count on Modjadji as a friend allows her to avoid having too much personal contact with Daisy.