It takes a lot of work to run an animal orphanage. There’s a long list of things to do from the moment the sun rises until nightfall. After Herd Elephant Orphanage in South Africa rescued Khanyisa, she was timid, shy, and anxious.
During one early morning, Khanyisa was giving the staff a hard time on a particularly anxious day. She used her trunk to attempt to shimmy a gate open that was separating her from the rest of the herd as she transitioned into the orphanage.
An employee showed the precious critter of how to open the gate, and she instantly ran off to her new friends. It makes us think that she was just excited to spend time with the other elephants.
It is heartwarming to see how eager she was to explore with the herd at the orphanage. Elephants are incredibly smart animals that use creative ways to get what they need, and Khanyisa is proof of just that.