Quite possibly one of the most charming pet relationships that we have seen in a very long time, this is beyond doubt. Bubbles, an African elephant, and Bella, a black Labrador, are two creatures at the Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina that have become fast friends. The bubble is an African elephant, and Bella is a black Labrador. It is common to observe the two creatures playing in the water together, developing into the best of friends. In the pictures, they are shown tossing a spherical into the water with their trunks, while Bella jumps from Bubbles’ head or back and swims to recover the object.
Bubbles’ mother and father were both discovered dead by poachers during a 20-year slaughter of elephants in Africa for their cream colour. After being captured in the country, she was saved in Africa by a group of volunteers. She was one-of just a handful of elephants to be adopted; the others were either freed or slaughtered since no suitable facilities could be found for them to live in.
Fortunately, they had already come upon each other! In what other instances have you experienced or heard of heartwarming pet-human relationships?
At the Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina, it’s common for Bubbles the African elephant and Bella the black Labrador to swim and splash about in the water together.
“After her parents were both slaughtered by poachers in Africa, Bubbles was saved by some locals there. Her enthusiasm for swimming increased alongside her weight gain throughout the years, ranging from 300 to 9,000 pounds.”
“In 2007, a contractor contracted to build a swimming pool for Bubbles left a dog named Bella at The Preserve. Bella was there. These two had the chance to engage in a way that led to the development of a profound and enduring relationship when they were both swimming in the pool and, later, in the river.”
Now that Bella is older, Bubbles enjoys playing with her by tormenting her and then tossing a tennis ball for her to retrieve.
“Poachers who were for ivory took the lives of Bubbles’ family in 1981. She was one of the lucky few people who avoided being killed in the massacre. Poaching is still going on today, with tens of thousands of elephants being killed illegally for their ivory.”
“In modern times, they have become quite close.”
Photographs by Barry Bland