Moyo almost drowned trying to cross a flooded river when she was just a few days old. Abandoned by her herd, the baby elephant was found just in time – a pack of hyenas was approaching her. Rangers took Moyo to Wild Is Life sanctuary, whose founder Roxy Danckwerts became the orphan’s new mom.

Now 14 months old, Moyo follows Danckwerts everywhere.”She knows my voice, my smell and somehow knows where I am at all times,” said Danckwerts. “How, I have no idea!” It’s getting trickier with time because Moyo keeps getting bigger and her raids around the house are more difficult to handle.

“She is one of those animals with whom I have formed an extraordinary bond of friendship, trust and love,” said Danckwerts. ” Letting go will be hard. However, I am so determined and so sure of this road that I have chosen. I want the best for the elephant children, and that best is freedom to roam and to make their own choices.”

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Abandoned by her herd, baby Moyo was found surrounded by a pack of hungry hyenas

Luckily, she was brought to Wild Is Life sanctuary, whose founder Roxy Danckwerts became the orphan’s new mom

Now 14 months old, Moyo follows Danckwerts everywhere and she’s not aware of how big she’s gotten…

Or how strong she is…

Or that silver spoons should not be eaten…

But her curiosity wins hands down as she continues her mischievous raids around the house

“She knows my voice, my smell and somehow knows where I am at all times,” said Danckwerts

Nothing can stop Moyo from getting to her human mom

“She is one of those animals with whom I have formed an extraordinary bond of friendship, trust and love. Letting go will be hard”

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