Meet Shirley and Jenny. They knew each other many, many years ago but were separated after a short time. They were reunited at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Here’s their reunion story describing what happened when the two elephants were together again in 1999. Shirley’s bio page tells more about her life (including an attack by another elephant and surviving a fire) and her arrival page talks about her first few hours at the sanctuary.
Is it really YOU? Shirley and Jenny together again!
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.
Below is a clip from a documentary about The Elephant Sanctuary that was being filmed at the time.