Two Elephants Reunited After More Than 20 Years

Two Elephants Reunited After More Than 20 Years

Two Elephants Reunited After More Than 20 Years

~ Jenny and Shirley ~

This tale of two elephants reunited after more than 20 years is actually an older story, but when I came across it the other day I knew I had to share it with you. You’ll know why after you watch the short video.

Two Elephants Reunited After More Than 20 Years

Shirley and Jenny had been together in a circus about 22 years prior to this video.  Watch this reunion when a crippled Shirley, after spending more than 20 years alone, was brought to the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, to be reunited with Jenny,

Let me know if this touched your heart like it did mine. 

Two Elephants Reunited After More Than 20 Years

Uploaded on Sep 19, 2011

Sweet, right?  You can sense the bonding right away, caressing each other with their trunks.  Wow.  When they met at the circus 22 years ago, Jenny was just a calf and Shirley was in her 20’s. They lived one winter together before being separated.

Jenny died peacefully in 2006.  Shirley and their caregivers were there with her.

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

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

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** A special thanks goes out to Soloman – Shirley’s caregiver of 20 years. **

“I don’t know who was the first to put chains on her (Shirley), but I’m glad to know that I was the last to take them off.  She’s free at last.”

Two Elephants Reunited After More Than 20 Years
Soloman wishes a bittersweet good-bye to Shirley

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17 thoughts on “Two Elephants Reunited After More Than 20 Years

    • I don’t know how Solomon kept a straight face. I’m sure he cried his heart out when the video was done, though. What a beautiful thing that we was the last one to take the chains off. Wow. What an honor. Thank you for your comment, Barbara. Peace.

    • Yes, it was all so bittersweet, especially for Solomon. He must have left there with a happy, yet heavy, heart. That was a great part of his life. Thank you so much for visiting, and for leaving your comment too. I appreciate you. Take care, Danielle.

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