A former service dog saved an elephant abandoned by a herd…

Ellie was very young,only two weeks old and suddenly she was found in one of the reserves in southern Africa.The baby was very sick and,apparently,the herd could no longer «pull» her.

Ellie was quickly taken to the vet,who found her a hernia in a neglected form.In the wild,she would have no chance of surviving,as there was already a wound around the navel where the infection went.But the specialists decided not to give up and began to treat the baby.

The animal refused milk and the employees had to cook it a special dish of rice and coconut oil.After a while,the elephant got stronger and has a very good appetite.

But Ellie remained sad and detached,and it was very difficult to survive without support.She refused to be friends with people.And one of the employees offered Rex as a companion and nanny.It was an old shepherd who served as a border guard,but was already retired.Rex was very friendly to animal of all kinds.

Ellie,first with timidity,and then bolder began to communicate with Rex.The dog was also delighted with the role of mentor.But then another problem appeared.The elephant has an extensive sepsis,incompatible with life.He passed away the same night.But before leaving,he at least knew love and friendship.

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