The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, TN to honor the memory of a stray dog

The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn., will honor the memory of a stray dog who befriended the site’s founding elephant Tarra.

Bella will be remembered Saturday with special activities including a pet adoption, a book signing and a presentation about Tarra and the dog.

For eight years, the two were inseparable, swimming in ponds, exploring meadows and resting side by side on the 2,700-acre sanctuary in rural southern Middle Tennessee.

Bella died in October, apparently a victim of a coyote attack.

The sanctuary, established in 1995, is home to elephants retired from circuses and zoos.

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