Julie Barton calls Bunker her soulmate. They were as emotionally close as a dog and a person can be. But, to hear Barton tell it, there was more than just friendship going on here between dog and human. There was healing.
The unlucky orphans end up at Khululu, where the rhinos are raised and eventually released back into the wild in a program reminiscent of the wildly successful David Sheldrick elephant orphanage, in Kenya.
Have you ever noticed how quick we are to celebrate animals with prosthetics when there are so few Upworthy photos and videos of humans in the same situation? I decided to turn to two of my most animal-loving friends to get their thoughts.