You may not have known, but yesterday was National Elephant Appreciation Day, and when it comes to celebrity pachyderms, no one can hold a trunk to “Bubbles,” the 32-year-old African elephant who starred in “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls” and other movies.
“Elephants are highly social and form extremely rich social bonds,” Stone said. “They do have what we’d refer to as culture. They have their own language, and they have dialects within their shared language.”
Talking about their friendly nature and family-oriented disposition, Stone said “[They're] highly intelligent, gregarious and gentle by nature. It's not surprising that they would provide friendships across species.”
Case in point would have to the viral video of Bubbles playing with her black lab chum named “Bella.” The elephant and dog are inseparable, and live a safari life together in South Carolina.
Bubbles was rescued as a baby from African ivory hunters and brought to South Carolina's Myrtle Beach Safari in 1983. In 2007, a contractor who was brought in to do work at the safari left his dog there, and the two have become BFFs ever since.
The 9,000 pound elephant and her diminutive friend go for walks and swims together. Bella’s favorite part of playing in the water would have to be using Bubble’s face as a diving board. The pair’s epic antics are a sight to see!