Sunyei, a little baby elephant, was abandoned in the vast and hazardous African bush around 20 years ago. Sunyei was only a few days old when she was orphaned after being removed from her mother, and she needed to be saved as soon as possible.
Despite the fact that she did not have a biological mother, she never lacked the love and care that only a father can provide, because she was saved in time. Sunyei was helped by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, and she became a key part of the Elephant and Rhino Orphanage from that point forward.
He met Benjamin, the guy in charge of the orphanage’s nursery and the ‘adoptive father’ of orphaned elephants, here.
The sanctuary’s executive director, Rob Brandford, told The Dodo:
“He coordinates the orphans’ daily care and well-being, ensuring that they are always happy and healthy.”
Sunyei was placed in Benjamin’s care, and the guy worked tirelessly to ensure that she was happy, comfortable, and most importantly, healthy. Sunyei gradually learnt from Benjamin and the other elephant caretakers so that she could stand up for herself and be a regular elephant.
Sunyei was finally able to perform on her own after years of training and was released into the wild. Despite leaving the orphanage, Sunyei seemed to have always kept in her heart those who had assisted her, particularly Benjamin.
Rob had this to say:
“It may have been more than a decade since Sunyei opted to return to nature, but she seemed to have never forgotten their compassion.”
The elephant was always thankful to her carers, as seen by her decision to leave the forest and visit her companion Benjamin.
But what’s most shocking is that she didn’t just come out to say hello; she took her kid with her to meet the guy who reared her. Because it demonstrates the elephants’ intellect, the emotional incident caught in a video has created a sensation among the orphanage’s social networks.
“The desire of a fully grown and wild elephant to introduce a new youngster to the human family that nurtured it tells volumes about its intelligence and feeling of family,” says the author.
This is most likely why you returned, and it was also a secure location to introduce your kid.
Sunyei still has a strong relationship with all of her caretakers, and she considers them all to be members of her huge family.
Furthermore, Sunyei’s visit was not her last, as she has returned numerous times since that day to welcome her pals.
The wonderful thing is that all of your previous breeders will be able to witness their tiny baby develop thanks to these frequent visits. After all, it was because to Benjamin’s and the other caretakers’ efforts that the new Sunyei generation became a reality.