09/17/2013 12:17 EDT

Bella The Dog, Bubbles The Elephant Are Adorable Besties (VIDEO)

In the animal kingdom, these two are unlikely playmates.

But Bubbles, a rescued elephant, and Bella the Labrador spend their days at South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach Safari playing and splashing around in the water.

They just love to romp around together,’ said Bhagavan Antle, director The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species in Myrtle Beach.

“If Bella is on Bubbles’ back, Bubbles will stay in the water. It makes Bubbles feel like she’s got a friend, a security blanket,” he said.

And when Bubbles tosses a ball into the water, Bella will dive off the elephant to fetch it.

Watch the adorable video of the pair above and see more unlikely animal friendships below.

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