Fundraiser for Shirley the Elephant leads to memorial sculpture
MONROE, LA (KTVE/KARD) In the 22 years she spent here at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, Shirley the elephant became a city icon. Even though she has passed away now, the community is keeping her spirit alive.
Lissy Compton and Mr. P’s Tees in Monroe made this happen by selling around 2,000 shirts, raising just over $24,000.
The money raised will go to the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, as well as the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.