Baby elephant Ellie/Ibuntu was rejected by his herd for an unknown reason, probably because of his health issues, and the herd would not take him in even after many attempts. He was taken to the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanade where they learned the severity of his health issues, which he miraculously recovered from. He’s now being served specially prepared ‘milk’ which takes long preparation everyday. It was borderline whether Ellie would ever get better, but once Dooma, a former service and sniffer dog, did things begin to turn around for Ellie. They developed an interesting bond together and it started giving Ellie more life as their relationship continued to grow. The two are inseparable now and they’re incredibly protective of each other.