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The Elephant Sanctuary | Elephant Mourns Loss of Canine Companion

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Published on Nov 7, 2011

On Oct. 31, 2011, Nashville's ABC affiliate, WKRN-TV, aired a story on the Sanctuary's elephant resident, Tarra, and her friendship with a stray dog named Bella.

Read the original story here: http://bit.ly/vaf3Ee

The unlikely duo of an elephant and a dog reminded each of us of the importance of loving one other, despite our differences.

Bella trusted Tarra so completely she would let the great elephant stroke her stomach with her foot and caress her with her trunk. Bella and Tarra found sanctuary together in the Asian habitat of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee; swimming in ponds, exploring new paths, and resting side by side in the sunshine.

Visit Bella's tribute page, where we've shared memories of the time she spent at The Sanctuary: http://bit.ly/Bella_Tribute

Bella Tribute Video: http://bit.ly/u1oFcG


Video used with permission from WKRN-TV

About The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee:
Located 85 miles southwest of Nashville in Hohenwald, Tenn., The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee provides elephants retired from performance and exhibition with individualized care, the companionship of a herd, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well-being. The Sanctuary also works to raise public awareness of the complex needs of elephants in captivity, and the crisis facing elephants in the wild. The Elephant Discovery Center, The Sanctuary’s educational center with exhibits focused on elephants’ role as a keystone species, is open to visitors in downtown Hohenwald. The elephants’ habitats are closed to the public.

Connect with The Elephant Sanctuary:
Website: https://www.elephants.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elephantsanc...
Twitter: https://twitter.com/elephantstn
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theelephant...

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