Our caregivers have given a name to the new calf we cared for! And we are sharing a super long update on her progress over the past six days! The strong baby elephant has come a long way in such a short time. Every day is a journey of love, patience, and challenge. Your baby eats moderately, drinks plenty of water, and now he is officially drinking bottle milk!!
We decided to make this long video (yes, an hour, so pour yourself a cup of tea !!) filled with the highlights of the past six days with our followers who have been dyed to get as much information as possible. This way, you can feel a part of our journey so far, as we’ve immersed ourselves in caring for her every move.
You’ll see how she allows Adine and the final caregivers to start touching her. Adine can now (slowly) hug her and how she even allows her to leave her ᴡᴏᴜɴᴅ, first when lying down and immediately after standing up.
We have a long journey to go with the ᴡᴏᴜɴᴅs, but they’re looking clean. Dr. Rogers will soon return to the veterinarian in the hope of stitching them up if he is satisfied that they are clean enough not to ʀɪsᴋ ɪɴꜰᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ.
Many people have asked when she will meet the swarm. That will only happen if she is completely healed. Her ᴡᴏᴜɴᴅ was still very deep and sᴇʀɪᴏᴜs. And for that reason, we are also keeping her in her nurseries as well as gaining her trust, as she is a giant elephant and can accidentally ɪɴᴊᴜʀᴇ someone due to her size.
You will see through her journey that she lacks nothing but an extremely powerful SURVEY, and that is what our caregivers chose to call her, in a local language. South Africa is Sotho. They named her FENYA.