Shirley, second oldest elephant in the U.S., dies at 72-years-old
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -Shirley, the second oldest elephant in the U.S., passed away Monday, Feb. 22 at 72-years-old.
According to the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, Shirley an Asian elephant passed away Monday morning.
“Shirley defied all odds as one of the oldest elephants in captivity and lived well beyond the life expectancy for a captive elephant. Shirley was The Sanctuary’s oldest elephant and, at the time of her passing, held the record for the second oldest elephant in North America,” said the sanctuary in a Facebook post.