On Tuesday, September 10, an Australian animal sanctuary shared the incredibly moving and touching story of one of their resents, a sheep named Eleanor. In the clip, they said that despite the loss of her babies and ability to walk, she remained committed to love and kindness.
Before arriving at Edgar’s Mission Eleanor’s ill health caused her to lose her babies, a devastating experience for any mother. Despite her compromised state and inability to walk, we remained determined. Then, a new arrival brought hope—a baby boy named Ohio, who had lost his mother. We hoped for a miracle, longing for them to bond and fulfill each other’s needs. Although there were other orphans, Eleanor’s affection for Ohio was undeniable. Unfortunately, he couldn’t nurse properly, leaving us saddened by Eleanor’s longing. However, we found a solution—bottle-feeding Ohio and cleverly positioning the bottle near Eleanor’s teat. This brought tears of joy and a heartwarming moment as Eleanor turned towards her new son. Even though Eleanor didn’t carry Ohio during the five-month pregnancy, her love for him is unwavering. Today, they remain inseparable, proving love knows no bounds. ❤️ #animalrescue #farmsanctuary #friendsnotfood #rescueanimals
Oh my goodness, Eleanor is truly incredible! Prior to arriving at the sanctuary, Eleanor had suffered several losses in her life. Shortly after she arrived, a baby orphaned sheep named Ohio bonded to her. Now, the two remain inseparable and Eleanor has regained her ability to walk. This is what we’d call a sanctuary success story!
Despite how impressive Eleanor is, we can’t say we’re surprised by her compassion. Ewes exemplify remarkable motherhood as they dote on their own lambs with unwavering devotion, and these nurturing instincts can extend beyond biological bonds.
In cases of orphaned or abandoned lambs, some compassionate ewes often step in as surrogate mothers, displaying an extraordinary sense of care and solidarity within the sheep community. This heartwarming display of maternal instinct ensures the well-being of even the most vulnerable members of the flock!
Not only are sheep wonderful mothers, but they are also social animals, known for their remarkable ability to form strong bonds with one another. These animals forge bonds that provide them with a sense of security and companionship, and through their interactions, sheep display a deep and supportive camaraderie.
People in the comments are sure to praise the sanctuary for their important role in this incredible transformation. “You do such amazing work. I can’t imagine how rewarding it is to be part of this,” said TikTok user @districtkitty.
It’s wonderful to know there are animals receiving this much love and compassion from their caretakers. We can’t wait to see what Eleanor and Ohio do together next!