Watch a Baby Elephant Explore Her Rescuer’s House


Roxy Danckwerts may spend more time with elephants than she does with people. Danckwerts runs an animal sanctuary in Zimbabwe called Wild is Life, which is home to around 100 wild animals, including 10 elephant calves. Though she spends much of her time caring for the entire elephant nursery, she has developed a special bond with one calf in particular: Moyo.

Rescued from a river at just a few days old, Moyo is so attached to Danckwerts that she follows her around everywhere—including into her home. “When Moyo was tiny we all thought she was a boy, but now know she is a she,” Danckwerts wrote on the BBC. "The most important thing is she is well and healthy."

In the above video, the now 14-month-old elephant calf confidently wanders through Danckwerts’s house, tries to steal food from the kitchen, briefly sits on a couch that looks as though it can barely support her weight, and generally causes adorable havoc wherever she goes.

“Moyo is just as important to me as I am to her. She is one of those animals with whom I have formed an extraordinary bond of friendship, trust, and love,” Danckwerts writes. “I am very anxious about the reality of release into the wild, especially for Moyo. Letting go will be hard. However, I am so determined and so sure of this road that I have chosen.”

[h/t Boing Boing]