Shirley's Photo Album
July 6, 1999
Shirley and Tarra liked each other right from the start! Shirley showed
Tarra all her injuries that she received when attacked by another elephant
at the circus. Tarra sympathetically inspected each injury and the two
elephants caressed each other with their trunks.
Fruits and vegetables awaited Shirley when she entered the Sanctuary Barn. Cabbages,
oranges, watermelon, squash... all sorts of yummy food to show Shirley
how much we already loved her! Tarra squashed the watermelon, then
helped herself to much of it.
There are so many people to thank who contributed to Shirley's move. In this picture are friends from the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and
Zoo, drivers of the van, Argo Films and Sanctuary personnel.
Do I Really Want To Go Outside??
This series of pictures was
taken after Shirley had rested several hours, met Tarra, eaten her veggies
and watermelon, and relaxed under the cooling spray from the hose. Everyone
was waiting in anticipation to see what Shirley would do when she realized
she was free to roam the beautiful Sanctuary Valley. Photographers and
friends had their cameras ready to document this most special occasion.
As you can see, Shirley
was MOST cautious! These pictures were taken over two or three hours of waiting.
It was very important that Shirley made the decision for herself as
to when she was ready to go outside... so we waited and waited and waited!!!
Watch a video of Shirley and Jenny's amazing reunion.