A baby elephant had been abandoned by its herd. He was sick, lonely, and not long for this world. Then, Karen Trendler and Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage came to the rescue. The elephant was close to death when they arrived and needed immediate medical attention; he was septic from a difficult birth.
To make matters worse, the rescuers realized the elephant had an intolerance to milk, making it difficult to feed him and get his energy levels up so he could begin recovering. Ellie the elephant slowly started to feel better. The staff of the orphanage thought he could use a friend. That's where Duma comes in! Watch this adorable video below.