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Dog and Elephant Are Best Friends Video | Unlikely Pair Become Soul Mates

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Dog and Elephant Are Best Friends Video | Unlikely Pair Become Soul Mates


Meet Tarra the African elephant and Bella the dog. These animals are from entirely different worlds, but at the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, they’ve become the best of friends.

The unlikely duo has been friends for years, but their bond was tested when Bella suffered a spinal cord injury. The dog was unable to come out and romp as she always did, so her pachyderm playmate held vigil awaiting her return.

My favorite part of this video is watching Tarra pet her friend’s tummy with that enormous elephant-sized foot. Now that’s trust!

As the voiceover says: if animals so unlike can become so close, why do us humans seem to have such problems overcoming our differences?

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  1. Eileen

    January 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    What is our excuse? If these two lovely creatures, that have nothing but friendship in common, can get along, why cann’t human beings? The world should pay attention to the lessons learned from the animal kingdom.

  2. joed

    January 6, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    best of friends

  3. judy

    January 8, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A HEART WARMING STORY ABOUT AN ELEPHANT AND DOG!!! I ONLY WISH I COULD BE A PART OF THAT SANCTUARY TO HAVE THE PRIVLEDGE OF WORKING THERE WITH ALL THOSE PRECIOUS CREATURES!!!

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