Shirley the elephant turns 72 at Tennessee sanctuary
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee is celebrating a big birthday Monday.
Asian elephant Shirley turned 72 Monday. Shirley has been at the sanctuary for 21 years. She is one of the oldest elephants in captivity and lived far beyond years she was expected to.
She is the oldest elephant there and holds the record for the third oldest elephant in North America.