Amanprana and the elephant
In Sanskrit, the classical Indian written language, 'aman' means peace or rest and 'prana' refers to life energy. Thus, serene life energy. The elephant symbolises a latent, non-aggressive force and embodies wisdom, tolerance and peace. It symbolises happiness. Elephants are herbivores and eat no meat or fish. They do not kill.
The story of Bubbles & Bella offers a moment of 'amanprana'.
The relationship of Bubbles and Bella developed because of their shared love of the water. Their pursuit of "aquatic antics" instilled a strong bond between these unlikely pals. Bubbles was adopted as an ivory orphan by the Myrtle Beach Safari in 1983. As Bubbles grew over the years, from 300 – 9000 pounds, so too did her love for swimming. In 2007, a contractor hired to build Bubbles a swimming pool, abandoned Bella as a puppy at The Preserve. The pool and eventually the river presented these two the opportunity to interact in a way that developed a deep and lasting friendship. Today they are almost inseparable. Bubbles' family was killed in 1981 by ivory poachers. She was one of the fortunate few that survived the slaughter. Today tens of thousands of elephants are still being illegally poached for their ivory. You can help by not purchasing products made from ivory.
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