Adam was born in a nature preserve in Israel back in August, but his mother immediately rejected him. So staff at the preserve, not yet realizing he had serious medical issues, transferred Adam to the nearby Ramat Gan Safari Park.
"However, when he arrived and was taken out of the crate, he collapsed to the ground, weak and dehydrated," Keren Or, a zoologist for the Safari Park, told The Dodo.
It turned out that Adam had a life-threatening birth defect that hadn't been spotted - his urethra wasn't properly connected, and his body couldn't process fluids correctly. Adam had to have emergency surgery to save his life.