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The reunion of Shirley and Jenny, and please don't go to circus!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The first two links are to very touching videos of Shirley, a circus (and later zoo) elephant who was sent to a sanctuary for her final days. There she met Jenny, an elephant she had been close to in her early days at the circus. The last link is a written update. These events all happened years ago, but are still poignant and meaningful today. You might need Kleenex. Please don't patronize circuses that exploit wild animals.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
ZzEUayHqrRc


www.youtube.com/watch?v=
ZXKxgLvIS6Y


www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/
bestofnature/update.html
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  • v SHIVAMOON
    Thank you so much, Petalia! I'm off to see Shirley now...if she's still there!
    860 days ago
  • v PETALIA
    Wow. That was moving. And tear producing. Thank goodness for The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. I have been so taken with the Sanctuary's stories and for years (pre-heron era) I watched their Elecam. Do you know it? I just now turned it on and who is there but Shirley! http://www.elephants.com/elecam/ele
    camAsian.php They also have a collection of articles about elephant PTSD. Do you know the story of Bella and Tarra? http://youtu.be/cBtFTF2ii7U It is another extraordinary Sanctuary story. Thank you so much for sharing Shirley's story.
    860 days ago
  • v X33SNOWWHITE13
    Awwww!

    As much as I love the circus, I definitely don't go anymore. I prefer Cirque-du-Soleil instead. It's all people, no animals! Phew!
    862 days ago
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