Study after study shows that elephants have emotional capabilities such as grief-extinction-science/">empathy and grief.
But you don't need to read a study to see the bond between Kham La and Darrick. Both elephants and humans share this beautiful ability to enjoy each other's company. When you see this relationship up close, it's hard to imagine how any human could do an elephant harm.
It's one thing to see the images of Kham La, but to hear the excitement in her breath as she approaches her friend Darrick is truly awe-inspiring. Watch the full video below.