Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Shirley  dead elephant


SSP nr525


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

Date of arrival

1999-07-06Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo

1977-09-19Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo
from Carson and Barnes Circus

1969-00-00Carson and Barnes Circus
from Kelly Miller Circus

Record history
History of updates2011-03-02: Previous locations, SSP, Management, Size, Text RE
2014-05-11: Previous locations, Article RE
2021-02-21: death report

Latest document update2021-03-05 14:43:55
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† Shirley is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2021-02-14 at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States, .


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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Shirley, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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