Adam is an unusual orphan. He is not a victim of poaching.
A baby rhino born with hepatitis and eye cataracts, Adam would not have survived. He needed essential and on going medical attention, so was given to Dr Jana for care. Without any rhino babies of his age at the RPF, Adam was alone. Rhinos are social animals, and connection to other rhinos is fundamental to their well being and survival. Adam needed a friend.
Enter Snowflake and Jaapie. The two sheep, one big, one small, were introduced to Adam and it was friendship at first sight. Sheep are grazers, so they are natural companion animals for orphaned rhinos, as they happily graze alongside one another. Adam loves his sheep! Wherever they go, Adam follows. He does want to lie right against them, following his rhino instinct, but he’s learned that the sheep need a little bit of space, or he’s crush them! Adam loves his early morning his early morning gallops through the veldt with Snowflake and Jaapie following and maa-ing right behind. Of course the day will come, and hopefully soon, when Adam will have a crash of rhinos by his side.