One-day, Jamie Traynor from The Rhino Orphanage got a call to pick up a newly orphaned rhino, her name was Jamila.
She was very-little and was attacked by a poacher with a machete, while she was trying to protect her- mom.
Staff will often blindfold and put earplugs on newly orphaned rhinos when they find a new one as it will reduce their stress. “When we pick them up, they don’t know what’s happening, and they’ve lost their mum.”
When a newly-orphaned rhino comes, to the orphanage, Jamie needs to spend a lot of: time with them to gain their trust and get them to calm down a bit.
Since she was so small, Jamila stayed with humans a lot. So Mewie the cat who belonged to Jamie decided he would join in on the rhino babysitting.
“If we were sleeping in a room, Mewie would sleep there. If we went on a walk, he would join us there.”
Mewie was clearly interested in Jamila and was showing her attention – always trying :to be with her. Jamila also responded well to this and a friendship, began to blossom.
”I think Jamila really like the company, they were very-cute together. To see a cat and a rhino together, I nearly died.”
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Nandi seems to be, the fun playful type :
”Nandi wants to always lie on top of you. Whenever I come over, she will lie so strategically that her head lands on my lap, and she’s got a GIANT head, but it’s amazing,”’ says Jamie Traynor, from The Rhino Orphanage.
“It’s the best thing to be, a rhino’s pillow”
“They’re such special animals, the different personalities they have, they make-you laugh all the time.”
Just like dogs, apparently, rhinos will come up to you and ask for belly rubs, “they’ll be standing, and then next/ thing, they’ll roll over,” how cute!
“Rhino’s need a lot of our help; because the poaching has just sky-rocketed. So-much has been put on a rhino’s horn and how ‘valuable’ it is when a rhino horn is made of keratin, which is the same as your hair and fingernails.