Woman Adopts Baby Elephant to Live in Her Home

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Moses, the young, rescued elephant is adopted and living in the home of his human mom.

In the country of Malawi, in southeast Africa, a 48-year-old woman decided to adopt a baby boy elephant, named Moses. He was only a few weeks old when he was discovered at a wildlife reserve. Officials believe that the elephant’s family had been killed by poachers and he seemed close to death.

That’s when Jenny Webb took Moses under her wing. Webb is the founder of the Jumbo Foundation, an orphanage for large animals that ‘are milk-dependant until they are ready to be released back into the wild.’

Moses is living with Webb in her home, sleeping on a mattress in her dining room and requiring three caretakers to look after him. Webb plans to release him into the wild by the time he is 5 years old.

Roughly 12 years ago, another family in South Africa began taking care of a massive animal. Following heavy flooding , a baby hippo washed up in a yard, owned by Tonie and Shirley Joubert. The couple began taking care of the hippopotamus, named Jessica. To this day, Jessica is a regular at the house.