Shirley and Jenny: Two Elephants Reunited After More Than 20 Years

Thanks to a friend of mine for passing this on. KS

Uploaded on Sep 19, 2011

Not a new story but worth watching again and again! So amazingly touching – the story of Shirley and Jenny, two crippled elephants reunited at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee after a 22-year separation. The bonding was immediate, intense and unforgettable between the two former circus elephants.

Jenny and Shirley were both at the same circus when Jenny was a calf and Shirley was in her twenty’s. They lived one winter together then were separated twenty-two years ago. It is very rare for elephants to display this kind of emotion in captivity, and it’s probably the first time such a thing has been documented on film.

More about Shirley: http://www.elephants.com/shirley/shir…
More about Jenny: http://www.elephants.com/jenny/jennyB…

Jenny passed away peacefully October 17, 2006 surrounded by those she loved most ~ Shirley, Bunny, Tarra and her caregivers.

Read more about the reunion here: http://www.carolbuckley.com/elevision…

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