3rd oldest elephant in North America celebrates birthday in Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - North America’s third oldest elephant celebrated her birthday at a sanctuary outside of Nashville.
Nashville CBS affiliate WTVF reported that Shirley, an Asian elephant, celebrated turning 72 and spending 21 years at the Elephant Sanctuary located in Hohenwald, Tennessee.
The sanctuary said Shirley has lived well beyond the typical lifespan of a captive Asian elephant. She’s the oldest elephant at the sanctuary.