Moyo was saved from drowning at just a few days old after he was washed away while trying to cross […]
Moyo was saved from drowning at just a few days old after he was washed away while trying to cross a flooded river with his herd.
He was then abandoned by the older elephants but, luckily, rangers found him just as a pack of hyenas had him surrounded.
Rangers took Moyo to Wild Is Life sanctuary, whose founder Roxy Danckwerts became the orphan’s new mom.
Now 14 months old, Moyo follows Danckwerts everywhere.
“She knows my voice, my smell and somehow knows where I am at all times,” said Danckwerts.
“How, I have no idea!” It’s getting trickier with time because Moyo keeps getting bigger and her raids around the house are more difficult to handle.”
“She is one of those animals with whom I have formed an extraordinary bond of friendship, trust and love,” said Danckwerts.
“Letting go will be hard. However, I am so determined and so sure of this road that I have chosen. I want the best for the elephant children, and that best is freedom to roam and to make their own choices.”
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