Team members at a remote elephant research camp in Botswana were used to seeing their share of injured animals. However, they were shocked to see a small dog dragging herself towards them one day.
The dog, who was later named Poppy, must have sensed that these people could help her. She was soon taken to the camp’s medical facility, where she received the care she needed.
The Okavango Delta is home to nearly a thousand species of animals, including warthogs, baboons, hippopotami, rhinoceroses, zebras, wildebeests, elephants, hyenas, crocodiles, cheetahs, lions, and wild dogs. However, it was a domesticated dog who would soon be making a home of the camp.
Poppy quickly became a beloved member of the team. She was always happy to see them, and she loved to play fetch and go for walks. She also proved to be very helpful around the camp, and she was even trained to help with the research on elephants.
Today, Poppy is a healthy and happy dog. She is loved by everyone at the camp, and she is a reminder of the power of compassion and kindness.