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 9,000-pound elephant, and Bella, the Labrador retriever, are the very best of friends. They live together at the Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina. And luckily, the park has documented some of the pair’s adoʀᴀʙle interspecies playdates.
Bubbles is 32-year-old and lives in South Carolina, Uɴɪᴛᴇᴅ Sᴛᴀᴛᴇs of America, in the Myrtle Beach Safari. She was ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇd in 1983 from the sʟᴀᴜɢʜᴛᴇʀ of her family by ᴘᴏᴀᴄʜᴇʀs 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.
Despite the extreme difference in size, Bubbles the elephant and Bella the black lab have become grᴇᴀᴛ friends. Sometimes, Bubbles and Bella go for walks together. Other times, they go for long swims. At all times, we are completely enthralled by the two of them.