On CBS Evening News, Steve Hartman gets an inside look at the relationships the elephants form with each other, and in one case, with one of the sanctuary’s many dogs. Click this link to read the full story or watch the video. It’s a must-see that will lift the spirits.

“Every elephant that comes here searches out someone that she then spends most all of her time with,” says sanctuary co-founder Carol Buckley.

It’s like having a best girlfriend, Buckley says – “Somebody they can relate to, they have something in common with.”

Debbie has Ronnie. Misty can’t live without Dulary.

Those are pachyderm-pachyderm pairs. But perhaps the closest friends of all are Tarra and Bella.

That would be Tarra the 8,700 pound Asian elephant. And Bella. The dog.

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