Elephant at Hohenwald sanctuary to turn 70 years old - WKRN
HOHENWALD, Tenn. (WKRN) - A longtime resident of The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald will celebrate a milestone Friday.
Shirley the elephant will turn 70 years old, making her the third oldest elephant in the United States, according to the sanctuary.
She has seen a lot in her 70 years since being captured at a young age and sold to a traveling circus.
In 20 years of entertaining circus audiences, she survived a highway accident and received burns on her face during a fire on a ship.