The world of animals’ reserves sometimes surprises, both amazing and shocking. We fall regularly on photos highlighting the relationship that two animals of different species can be able to create. Usually, we still have doubt about the veracity of the stories… until you find yourself at the center of a real and deep friendship.
Host a bear in an animal reserve while managing its integration with other animals is already amazing, but imagine this bear can be friend with a dog, you believe it? Well, we are living now this story at Nirvana Archipel Resort with our dog Asiane and our Asian black bear named Bouba.
Asiane is an American staff dog we hosted in February 2015 when she was two months, just few weeks before the arrival of Bouba, the Nirvana Archipel Resort female bear, released from Laotians clandestine markets on April 2015.
Love between these two animals was immediate with a naturally defined hierarchy. Asiane, older, will be the big sister and Bouba, will be the little one. The first approach is somewhat hesitant, but the power of nature will do the rest.
The older sister is constantly looking after her young sister They feel and test each other, jostle and bicker while keeping a small reserve. A few days later, fears dissipated and gave away to friendship. They become inseparable, it becomes very difficult to take care of Bouba without Asiane around. The older sister is constantly looking after her younger sister and wants to ensure that all goes well for her and that no one hurt her. Their friendly games become a magical show for all guest at Nirvana’s resort.
We still have no rational explanation for this fabulous story. Bouba has now grown up, she became an adult, bigger, more powerful… she now lives in her new park, but their friendship remained intact. Their relationship is still fusional, showing have redoubled intensity but kindness and love between these two animals made our daily happiness.
Beyond her friendship with Asiane, Bouba also succeeded in become accepted among the other animals at Nirvana Archipel Resort. During the first weeks, Bouba also met the cat from the archipelago.
At Nirvana Archipel Resort, all the animals live in diversity and brotherhood. Their reaction was totally different than Asiane. A little less of complicity, an astonished attitude and a bit haggard in front of Bouba, but finally, cohabitation perfectly worked. At Nirvana Archipel Resort, all the animals live in diversity and brotherhood. Most of Nirvana animals had difficult times, so they are more curious and entertained to meet completely different animals. Bouba is also close to monkeys of the archipelago. Indeed, the park of Bouba is adjoining the monkeys’ park. This proximity does not seem to bother the monkeys, always entertained to live at the side of a black Asian bear. We have to admit that this proximity and the relationship between all these animals is not common, it is simply unique.
Bouba and all her friends are waiting for you at Nirvana Archipel Resort, come to visit them!