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The best of friends

In Just for Fun on January 29, 2009 at 4:19 pm
Tarra gives Bella a belly rub

Tarra and Bella high-five

Tails recently published an article on love across the species divide—animals of different shapes, sizes, and backgrounds, joining together in an extraordinary friendship.

A great example of this is Tarra and Bella. Tarra is an 8,700-pound Asian elephant living at the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn. Bella is a dog.

Sanctuary co-founder Carol Buckley says the elephants tend to form a close bond with another elephant, going about life two-by-two. Tarra’s best bud just happens to be one of the many stray dogs that call the sanctuary home.

When Bella sustained a spinal cord injury and couldn’t walk, Tarra was beside herself and stood in the corner. Staff eventually started bringing Bella down to see Tarra until she could walk again. Now that Bella is healed, the two are inseparable once again. Tarra even pets Bella’s tummy with her enormous foot! What a beautiful friendship.

Image courtesy CBS news