A beautiful black Labrador Retriever, Bella, has an unusual best friend, Bubbles, a 9,000-pound elephant. They have a fun and loving relationship at the Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina.
The awesome inter-species friendship between dog and elephant was documented by the park and unloaded to YouTube. (Scroll down for the video)
Bubbles and Bella do all kinds of things together. Sometimes it’s a walk and sometimes a swim. They are entirely enthralled with each other. The video contains clips of:
- Bella and Bubbles enjoying a game of catch in the water reserve.
- Bella springs off Bubbles’ trunk to dive into the water.
Bubbles, a 32 year old African elephant, was adopted by the safari in 1983, she had been orphaned as a calf. In 2007, a contractor abandoned the Lab puppy Bella at the park’s preserve. This is when this beautiful friendship started.
These two awesome creatures are an absolute delight to watch! The Labrador doesn’t even reach the height of her friend’s knee!
It’s never surprising to hear about a dog that loves to play catch, especially a Lab! But with an elephant? That’s got to be a first! Wow!