He went to the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) Rescue Center, which has given hundreds of animals help and sanctuary when they had no place to go. Since his rescue in 2013, Leonardo became comfortable and happy with sanctuary life — but it was about to get even better.
In February, a young cow was out grazing with his mother when he got caught in a tangle of vines. He was so tangled that he ended up losing part of one of his hind legs. He was taken in by WFFT and given a prosthetic to help him walk.
"We decided to house him temporarily in a large open field enclosure within the WFFT Rescue Center where he could recover from his ordeal," WFFT wrote. "We had then planned to move him into a field were we house two other rescued cows."
But then Simon saw Leonardo and, well, he fell in love.