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
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1948 wild
Birth place:
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
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Shirley is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States.

Shirley arrived in Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) 1999-07-06, relocated from Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, in United States.

In Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), Shirley lives together with 10 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Billie (Billy) born 1953
  2. ,
  3. Debbie born 1971
  4. ,
  5. Flora born 1982
  6. ,
  7. Minnie (Packy II, Talli) born 1966
  8. ,
  9. Nosey (Tiny, Peanut) born 1982
  10. ,
  11. Ronnie (Maharani) born 1966
  12. ,
  13. Sissy (Gerry II) born 1968
  14. ,
  15. Sukari born 1984
  16. ,
  17. Tange born 1975
  18. ,
  19. Tarra (Fluffie) born 1974
  20. , (see detailed list).


Shirley was born wild 1948.

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Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Shirley, an Asian at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 January 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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