An ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ wild boar ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ by a woman, now has best friends

You never know what fate will bring to your doorstep. It might bring a box, but inside you won’t find a thing you expected from Amazon, but a wild baby boar.

Yes, you read this correctly— a wild baby boar. This actually happened to Dora Wei, a Chinese vlogger who lives in Sri Lanka with her boyfriend of 4 years and 4 lovely dogs. It happened on September 3rd, 2020, when lockdowns gripped the world.

Her family lives in a small town called Kandy in the hills and has encountered many animals here.  Among them was the wild boar Yehzu, found near her house early in the morning. That morning, her gardener came to the house and happened to see something very small in a box. She didn’t think it was a wild boar. The pig was probably born not long ago, it was very small, almost the size of an Iphone.

They started searching for it mother everywhere, but it looked like it might have been abandoned. There is no wildlife ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇ operation in Siri Lanka, people can ᴋɪʟʟ wild boar to ᴇᴀᴛ ᴍᴇᴀᴛ. So they couldn’t leave her all by herself. They decided to call their vet friend and got to work themselves.

Dora Wei said “The first four weeks were hard and ᴛɪʀɪɴɢ. Because of ᴄᴏᴠɪᴅ, we were always at home so we had time to take care of her.”

They started feeding the pig with milk but after the 3rd day, it got sɪᴄᴋ and very ᴡᴇᴀᴋ. It is said that taking care of a young wild boar without a mother is not easy and they are very likely to ᴅɪᴇ.

Despite the high probability of ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ, Dora is determined to keep Yezhu ᴀʟɪᴠᴇ. They switched to milk substitutes for puppies, the pig gradually got better and started to recover slowly. She and her boyfriend take turns taking care of the pig for hours like taking care of a baby.

Dora named the wild boar Yezhu and introduced her to her four dogs. She worried that the little pig wouldn’t fit in with the pack, but Yezhu refused to be ignored by her furry siblings. She blends in with the dogs quickly. Now, Yezhu does everything her dog siblings do including napping, eating, bathing, and more.

Biu Biu, a dog is Yezhu’s best friend. He always watches over her when she’s in the pool. I think she was missing her mom, so Biu Biu became her whole world. When she was smal, his favorite thing to do was use her as pillow. But when she got big enough, she was like, “Nope now you’re the pillow.”

The dog is always gentle and patient with Yezhu’s mischief. Looks like he likes his new dad role. Now that Yezhu is an adult, she still considers Biu Biu as her father. She’s gone from 2 pounds to 62 pounds. Yezhu is now a permanent member of the family and lives a happy life with her closest friends.

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