Just point your trunk to where you threw my ball... Charming pictures of orphaned elephant playing catch with a Labrador
It's no surprise that a dog loves playing catch — but an elephant?
Our charming pictures show Bubbles, a rescued orphan elephant, picking up a ball with her trunk to tease Bella the labrador, who can just about reach her pal's knee.
She dives into a pool of water, but that doesn't deter the pooch, who tries to get her paws on the ball by climbing onto Bubbles' back.
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
Bella and Bubbles enjoy a game of catch in the water reserve at Myrtle Beach Safari which is home to other species of endangered animals
When it is tossed into the air, Bella leaps off to retrieve it and then swims off, with her playmate in hot pursuit.
'They just love to romp around together,' says Bhagavan Antle, director of the wildlife park in California where the two friends live.
Bubbles and her other animal friends are part of a wild life conservation effort called The Rare Species Fund in Southern California.