Jenny and Shirley

Just to watch these two old elephants, Jenny and Shirley, gives you the most perfect picture of what friendship is about.

This remarkable story of friendship began twenty-two years ago at a circus when Jenny was a calf and Shirley was in her twenties. Back then, they only spent one winter together before they were seperated, but it was enough to form a bond that will now last a lifetime.

Twenty-two years later Shirley was taken to an elephant sanctuary to live out her days in freedom.

Solomon, Shirley’s human carer, sums up this beautifully (and emotionally). He says, ‘I don’t know who was the first to put a chain on her, but I’m glad to know that I was the last to take it off. She’s free at last.’

Here, in a remarkable twist of fate, she was reunited with Jenny. Watch their amazing reunion here. (you might need the tissues)

Thanks to Gillian for sending us this.

 

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