What This Elephant Did For Her Dog Best Friend moved me to tears!!!
What an amazing animal! There is so much love stored in this gentle giant’s heart. It is also very touching to know that the other elephants are supporting Tarra. Elephants are known for their sensitivity and compassion. If a calf gets in trouble or is upset, all the females of the herd approach him and caress with their trunks. Elephants also have welcoming parties for those members of the herd that have been away for a long time. Even if one member has been missing for decades, it is proven that the herd would still recognize him. The herd is usually led led by a matriarch, that explains the sensitivity of the members. Male elephants leave the matriarch groups between age 12 and 15 to live in all-male groups. Only humans and elephants are known to honor and mourn for the dead. When a member of the herd gets ill, the others bring him food and water, even help him stand. After he dies, the herd becomes silent for 2 days. The closest ones are known to have a depression.