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Meet Daisy and Modjadji, A Rhino And Zebra Who Make The Most Unlikely BFFs.

a baby zebra named modjadji standing with a baby rhino named daisy

When a baby rhino was found weak and alone in a national park in South Africa, she was immediately transported to the ICU at Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary.

At only a few hours old, Daisy was struggling to survive. She needed 24/7 care and treatments to boost her weak immune system. Getting healthy hasn’t been easy, but luckily she hasn’t had to go on this journey alone.

Daisy arrived to the sanctuary in December, but another hurt animal had already arrived the month before. It was a baby zebra named Modjadji, and, although she isn’t the same species, she understands what Daisy’s been through.

“Modjadji was admitted to the sanctuary’s ICU at the end of November after being found motionless and barely breathing on the reserve after heavy rains and storms,” Louwhen Bowker, media contact at Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary said. “Modjadji was thought to be just a week old.”

As unlikely as their friendship may seem, Daisy and Modjadji were quick to form a deep connection.

“As they grew stronger and braver, their curiosity got the best of them, and they started interacting with each other,” Louwhen said. “Rhinos are very social animals and require companionship. Modjadji is fantastic company for Daisy and very affectionate towards her.”

From drinking milk out of bottles to “helping” some of the sanctuary workers with their paperwork, these adorable besties just love being around each other.

“They cuddle together at night, which gives Daisy comfort and security,” he said. “[Modjadji] is a friend that can be with her 24/7, and this, in turn, helps to prevent too much human contact with Daisy.”

We can’t get over how cute they are – and neither can the fans they’ve garnered on the sanctuary’s social media, where they love to give updates on this fantastic duo!

Once Daisy and Modjadji are healthy enough, the sanctuary will let them go so they can live freely with their fellow rhinos and zebras. But until that day comes, these cuties have no problem being each other’s family.

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