A truck driver in Namibia was waiting for his change, so he inspected the tires like he normally does before removing them. This time, though, a little, unexpected guest was crinkled amid the tires. It was a baby aardvark, a South African elusive mammal.
The first thought that came to the motorist’s mind was to look for the child’s mother, but there was no sign of her. Assuming he was alone, the vehicle scuba diver decided to assist the tiny aardvark, so he carefully grabbed him and placed him into the vehicle. When they arrived at the truck company’s headquarters, they contacted Dr. Erika de Jager, a local veterinarian who also manages ZURI Orphanage, a small orphanage.
Dr. Erika was more than satisfied to take the little aardvark in; to use him the love and also comfort he required. “It was love prima facie for me”, the woman informed The Dodo.
Even though E.T. , how she named him, was the first aardvark she had to care for, Dr. Erika was convinced that everything would be OK and that the poor little guy would make it through. “We had to do a lot of experimenting with different teats,” she explained. “We then began feeding him foreign milk, and he quickly began to gain weight.”
The almost three-month-old aardvark began interacting with the orphanage’s two rescue pet dogs, Spokie and Zarah, as soon as he arrived. And also Dr. Erika can’t believe how quickly they become friends. For E.T., associating with other animals was just what he needed to recuperate mentally.
” The dogs were interested in him as well as simply responded as if he was one more puppy,” Dr. Erika claimed. “They are used to baby pets like goats as well as warthogs [at the orphanage], so it was absolutely nothing uncommon for them. They simply had fun with him like he was one of them. He slept with the canines and also in the dogs’ beds like an infant. I don’t think ET realized he was an aardvark. I think he simply thought he was a canine!”
After 5 months in the facility, E.T. had fully recovered and was strong enough to be released back into the wild, where he belongs. Nonetheless, he returns to see his adoptive mother and old pals, according to Dr. Erika.