From: Herald Chronicle
Elephant Sanctuary celebrates 71st birthday of oldest resident
On July 6, The Elephant Sanctuary celebrated Asian elephant Shirley’s 71st birthday and 20th year at the sanctuary.
At 71 years old, Shirley has lived well beyond the life expectancy for a captive Asian elephant and is one of the oldest elephants in captivity.
In fact, according to communication coordinator Kate Mason, Shirley is the third-oldest elephant in North America.