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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.  

Read more: https://www.wkrn.com/news/elephant-at-hohenwald-sanctuary-to-turn-70-years-old/1284554283

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