Adorable Orphaned Elephant Overcomes Aquaphobia with Human Caregiver’s Help

Moyo, a baby elephant, was just a few days old when his human caretaker, Roxy Danckwerts, discovered him abandoned by the lake in Zimbabwe. Moyo’s herd was nowhere to be found.

After four days of searching for Moyo’s family, Roxy and her team of conservationists at the Wild is Life Zen Sanctuary realized that Moyo was all alone.

Roxy took the young elephant under her wing, forming an unbreakable bond.

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Following 15 months of dedicated care and therapy, Moyo has managed to heal from the emotional scars left by his abandonment and near-drowning experience at Lake Kariba. Recently, he conquered his fear of large bodies of water, thanks to Roxy’s unwavering support.

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In a heartwarming video shared by the BBC, Roxy and Moyo’s furry friend Josephine gently encourage the hesitant elephant to enter the water.

Upon realizing nothing to fear, Moyo happily splashes around while Roxy beams with pride over his triumph.

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