Elephants are known to be one of the most intelligent and social creatures on earth. They are not only capable of forming a deep bond with the members of their herds, but they can also be friends with just about anyone if treated properly.
This elephant from Tennessee’s Elephant Sanctuary has become widely popular for befriending a pooch. She is an Asian elephant and she is called Tarra. Tarra’s best friend was named Bella. Bella showed up at the sanctuary one day as a stray and she and Tarra were immediately fast friends. They did everything together despite their obvious differences.
Tarra hadn’t really bonded that closely with any of the other elephants, and they usually pick one to be best friends with and travel in pairs. Perhaps that’s why she bonded so quickly with Bella, so of course, the sanctuary took Bella in as one of their own.
They had been friends for nearly 10 years when Bella suffered a terrible back injury. She was kept indoors in the sanctuary’s office, but during those three weeks, Tarra made sure to visit the dog every single day. She stood right near the office every day.
The video below shows a heartwarming moment where she gets to meet her friend again. Sadly, Bella passed away in 2011 and Tarra mourned for her. The other elephants stepped in to comfort her during the sad time and Tarra has since bonded with them.
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