Some people aren’t satisfied with just a puppy or a cat as a sidekick. What about an elephant? Roxy Danckwerts has completed what appears to be an impossible task by establishing a living situation with a young elephant calf – and 14-month-old little Moyo is as rowdy as she is meddling.
This compassionate woman has been caring for orphaned animals for nearly two decades. Throughout the years, her Wild is Life orphanage in Zimbabwe has aided countless wild animals. Roxy and her team have rescued and rehabilitated a wide range of animals, from large wild cats to primates and even birds. But it appears that none of them went to Roxy’s big heart the way that this rescue elephant did.
Moyo was only a few days old when she was discovered by a rescue team. The baby elephant was critically ill, and her chances of survival were slim, but the cute little thing whose name means “of the hear” beat the odds. And all thanks to Roxy’s generosity!
“We believe that the elephant nursery is about giving individual vagrants a second chance at life,” her organization’s website clarifies. “These vagrants, who have been severely harmed, deserve the opportunity to develop and flourish in the regular world.”
The elephant’s life changed forever when she arrived at Roxy’s wildlife sanctuary in the Harare region. She’s in great shape now, and she can’t stop thinking about the woman who saved her life. Roxy, on the other hand, can’t wait for her favorite companion to drop by for a chat. “She knows my voice, my smell, and she always knows where I am,” the woman explained. “I have no idea!” She is one of those animals with whom I have developed a special bond of friendship, trust, and love.”