From: News Channel 9
Shirley, second oldest elephant in N. America, passes away at 72 in Tennessee
HOHENWALD, Tenn. (WZTV) — Shirley, the second oldest elephant in North America, has passed away at age 72 in Tennessee.
The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald says Shirley defied all odds as one of the oldest elephants in captivity and lived well beyond her life expectancy. She was The Sanctuary's oldest elephant and retired there in 1999.