Rescued Newborn Rhino Gets Round the Clock Care, And Support From an Unlikely Zebra Friend

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One newborn rhinoceros found an unlikely friend in a young zebra foal, and they have become a great comfort to each other. What a sweet pair!

Recently, rescuers found a one-day old rhino calf and brought her to the Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary in South Africa. She was just 12 hours old when she got there, and the team gave her the name Daisy.

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"Unable to stand, her umbilical cord was still attached. She is incredibly weak and extremely vulnerable," the Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary shared in a Facebook post. "This little calf is being fed hourly around the clock. At this stage, the team works in shifts to ensure there is always a caregiver by her side. We have an extremely long road ahead, but every rhino matters.”

Since Daisy is unable to drink her mother's milk, her immune system is compromised. She needs a lot of care to stay healthy and that includes receiving plasma transfusions and antibiotics, getting light exercise, and keeping warm with blankets.

“This tiny, miniature rhino instantly climbed into our hearts. With her oversized feet, droopy lips, and hairy ears, she looked prehistoric, and yet she was so unbelievably vulnerable,” the sanctuary shared.

Newborn Rhinoceros Saved In South Africa Becomes Friends With Zebra

But Daisy has been receiving help not just from the sanctuary workers, but from another young animal as well. Daisy's new friends is Modjadji, a young zebra foal that was also rescued following severe storms.

“She has befriended little Daisy and is really offering her a lot of comfort. She is incredibly gentle with her, and the two seem to be good friends already,” said the sanctuary.

Modjadji keeps Daisy company, and the sweet pair are usually found cuddling. What an adorable sight to see a baby rhino and a baby zebra become dear friends!

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Thankfully, Daisy's health has improved, and Modjadji has a part to play in that! God bless these sweet creatures!

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