Solomon James

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Solomon James
Solomon  James

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Personal details
Country United States

Work locations
Title zookeeper 1999-2007
Location at Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo in United States

Title elephant head-keeper 1977-1999
Location at Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo in United States

Title zookeeper 1973-1977
Location at Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo in United States

Biography details

Solomon James , zoo elephant keeper in United States

in United States dead 2022-03-09 in United States .

Solomon James passed away on March 9 at the age of 69. He spent over two decades caring for Shirley the Elephant, who spent a large portion of her life at the Louisiana Purchase Zoo and Gardens in Monroe.

Born in Franklin Parish, James and his family relocated to Monroe when he was 11. He attended Robinson Elementary School and graduated from Richwood High School. He joined the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo in 1973. Over the next 22 years, James became Shirley the Elephant's principal keeper and caregiver. He remained in that capacity until her retirement to the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee in 1999.





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Koehl, Dan, (2021). elephant keeper Solomon James in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 May 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=1033. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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