An Elephant Adopts A Labrador As A Part Of Her "Herd"
In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, over 100 rare and exotic animals coexist at The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species - or T.I.G.E.R.S. for short. The name should probably already tell you that tigers are a pretty large part of the residents at the park, but that's not to say that there aren't plenty of other animals as well such as lions, zebras and orangutans. And of course, there's Bubbles the elephant.
Bubbles, a four-ton African elephant, is something of a celebrity due to her highly unlikely friendship with one of the park's other residents - a black Labrador retriever named Bella. Bella belongs to one of the guides at the park and first became acquainted with Bubbles when handlers decided to teach Bella to swim in the elephant pool and eventually got her to dive into the water from Bubbles' back. These days, the two are best friends and Bubbles has even been known to pet Bella with her trunk.