For nearly a decade, Tarra had been best friends with a dog named Bella, a stray who wandered onto the sanctuary grounds and into the heart of the gentle giant.
Tarra and Bella clearly loved each other…….
Although they lived on over 2000 acres, Tarra the elephant could not escape the horrific incident she encountered last week. Sanctuary workers found Bella’s body, it looked like she had been killed by coyotes and that Tarra had carried her body home.
Tarra displayed all the symptoms you’d expect to see in someone who lost a good friend – which is exactly what happened.
“There’s nothing we can do to take away her pain,” said Atkinson. “The only ones who can help now are the elephants. And that is already happening.”
As we animal lovers know, compassion is much more than just a human trait…….
You need to see the true and unconditional love that these two friends shared….
Although this is an older story, as a story of love and devotion within animals, it is still as relevant today.