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Bubbles & Bella: A unique friendship

on September 19, 2013

Friendship is an alliance between two individuals in which there is some sort of affection involved. Most friendships occur between animals of the same species or between humans and other species (e.g. pets) but sometimes we hear about two individuals with a dark past forming a peculiar bond and we can’t help but feeling all fuzzy on the inside.

This is the story of Bubbles, a female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and Bella, a female black Labrador Retriever (Canis lupus familiaris).

Bubbles is 32-year-old and lives in South Carolina, United States of America, in the Myrtle Beach Safari. She was rescued in 1983 from the slaughter of her family by poachers looking for ivory. Bella, the black Labrador, was left behind by her owner, a contractor that was hired to build a pool at the reserve in 2007.

Together they love to jump and play in the water, the big elephant will pick up the ball with her trunk and throw it out and Bella loves to fetch it back and ride on Bubble’s back.

Check out the amazing photos below or the video from Youtube.
 


 

Bubbles and Bella, the female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the black labrador are best friends and love the water.

Bubbles and Bella, the female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the black labrador are best friends and love the water.

Bubbles and Bella, the female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the black labrador are best friends.

Bubbles and Bella, the female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the black labrador are best friends and love the water.

Bubbles and Bella, the female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the black labrador are best friends and love the water.

Bubbles and Bella, the female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the black labrador are best friends and love the water.

Bubbles and Bella, the female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the black labrador are best friends and love the water.

 

Até à próxima!

~Sofia.

 

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4 responses to “Bubbles & Bella: A unique friendship

  1. Think this story has made my week – so lovely!

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