Just point your trunk to where you threw my ball… Charming pictures of orphaned elephant playing catch with a labrador.
Bubbles, a 32 year old African elephant, plays in the river with his best friend Bella a 3 year old labrador in Myrtle Beach Safari, South Carolina.
Photographer Barry Bland
[tw: animal death] my terrible brain just reminded me that the elephant will outlive his friend and now I am sad instead of happy.
Elephants have very long memories, remembering individuals for many decades after last seeing them. That elephant will hold onto the happy memories of playing with its friend for the rest of its hopefully long life. I find that quite touching.
That is true. I just hope he doesn’t miss his buddy for a long time.
My heartstrings, they hurt—
Excellent. Absolutely excellent, and the very best part, the part where he nailed it because I could never get past all the rest, is identifying that we need to ask questions about John, about what is going on with men.