Shared Stories: Shirley the Elephant


This was forwarded to me by Carolyn Alexander. It is truly tender, heart touching and worth watching each piece.

Uploaded by TheNurseJulie on Nov 21, 2007
In 2000, “The Urban Elephant” brought viewers the touching story of Shirley and Jenny, two crippled elephants reunited at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee after a 22-year separation. The bonding was immediate, intense and unforgettable between the two former circus elephants. But long after the cameras were turned off, the wondrous moments would continue.
Part 1
Part 2
Happy Anniversary Shirley
Uploaded by elephantsanctuarytn on Jul 5, 2008
This year we celebrate Shirley’s 9th anniversary at The Elephant Sanctuary. For more information about our Asian herd matriarch, visit Shirley’s bio page at