Dog and Elephant: Best Friends (Video)

At the Elephant Sanctuary outside Nashville, elephants arrive one by one but soon seek out a partner, usually another elephant. Tarra had her own ideas, and she bonded with a stray dog named Bella. They became inseparable. They sleep together, drink together, play together. When Bella was sick for three weeks, Tarra stood by. It seems almost like a Disney story. When Disney actually came knocking to make a movie about this odd couple, the Sanctuary keepers said no. They are there to serve the animals; not vice versa.

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Cheryl Mallon-Bond

Right on! Sanctuary keepers! All the production would probably have stressed them out! Another option would be to have Animal.Planet put hidden camera's to.capture the duo's antics. This I feel, wouldn't be invasive, but would be a wonderful educational program for children & families! This type of programing is what families NEED, w/out harming, or stressing out the animals natural activities. Just a thought, it would be wonderful to get a glimpse into their wonderful world!!!!

LMj Sunshine

No video?

LMj Sunshine

No video?

Aimee A.
Aimee A4 years ago

Thanks for posting!

paula eaton
paula eaton4 years ago

Thank you.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Wonderful story - thanks for posting.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W5 years ago

great story

Aoife O Mahony
Aoife O Mahony5 years ago

Love it! Thank you =)

Cindy S.


Franco Di Palma
Franco Di Palma5 years ago

I just love this......there are no words to express it.