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Blind Bison Shunned By All Other Animals Creates Unlikely Friendship With Calf.

Helen is a giant bison who spent many years in a sanctuary in Oregon, near the  Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary ,  and never managed to have a friend by her side. Blind and alone, Helen seemed very suspicious and suspicious of anyone who approached her and it seemed her life was destined to continue in that direction forever. Everything changed when Oliver, a very curious calf who managed to gain Helen’s trust, arrived at the farm. The two have become great friends and these photos are a testament to the wonderful bond between them.

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Since the arrival of little Oliver on the farm, Helen’s behavior has changed completely: “Her joy is palpable”, comments Gwen Jakubisin of Lighthouse Sanctuary. The woman considers the relationship between the two to be comparable to that of a loving grandmother who takes care of her grandchild . “Betsy (Oliver’s mother) usually leaves Oliver on the loose, as if he were ‘in kindergarten’, and walks away, while Helen takes care of him for the rest of the day, which ‘she’s doing great,’ Gwen says.

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Helen has probably never had the chance to express her maternal instincts before, which makes this relationship with Oliver very special.

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Friendship with Oliver made Helen much more self-confident, to the point that she now manages to get up close to other animals in the sanctuary, a place dedicated to animal rescue, rehabilitation, and, if necessary, to the reception of farm animals that have been mistreated in the past.

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“Our sanctuary is home to 250 animals who have seen the worst side of humanity and amaze us every day with their endless capacity to love and be loved, even after the tragedies they have experienced,” commented Gwen.

“Our goal is to share their stories with the whole community and to try to make a positive change in the way they are viewed by society.”

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“People who visit and volunteer at the shrine often comment positively on the unique sense of peace they feel when they are here.”

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source used: USA Today

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