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By: Cashara Quinn
From: News Channel 5

3rd oldest elephant in North America turns 72 at Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

HOHENWALD, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, located 85 miles southwest of Nashville in Hohenwald, Tennessee, celebrated the Asian elephant Shirley’s 72nd birthday and 21st year at the sanctuary.

Shirley has lived well beyond the life span of a captive Asian elephant and defies the odds as being one of the oldest elephants in the sanctuary as well.

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