Shirley an Asian elephant at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

 ☨ ♀ Shirley  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 73 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (525)
Body height: 2.74 meter, 9.0 feet
Body weight: 4181.82 kg, 9200.00 lbs
Born:* 1948 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 2021-02-14
Death reason: age:
Present / last location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1999-07-06Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo
Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo 1977-09-19
from Carson and Barnes Circus
Carson and Barnes Circus 1969-00-00
from Al G-Kelly Miller Brothers Circus

Document updated2011-03-02: Previous locations, SSP, Management, Size, Text RE
2014-05-11: Previous locations, Article RE
2021-02-21: death report
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† Shirley is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States, of age in 2021-02-14. (see detailed list).


Shirley was born wild 1948.

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By her death in 2021, Shirley was , at 72 years, regarded as USAs oldest elephant.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Shirley, an Asian at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 March 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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