Elsa was drawn to little Marang, and perhaps it was because she could sense he'd been through a hard time — and she'd been through a similar loss just a few months before, when she was just about 4 or 5 days old.
Elsa had been living on a farm with her family in a larger herd when the whole herd had to be transferred to another piece of land, since there was no more grazing left on the farm where she was born.
During the transport, Elsa became separated from her mom and left behind. The veterinarian who treats the animals at The Rhino Orphanage brought Elsa there, where she knew she'd have a good home. "Elsa was a tiny little lamb no bigger than a 2-liter soda bottle," Yolande remembered.
But in those early days, there were some doubts about whether Elsa was strong enough to make it.