Zookeeper Could See Finally The Elephant He Loves Freed From After 50 Years

Here comes the touching story of Shirley and her keeper, Solomon James. Trapped in a man-made world, Shirley’s life at the Louisiana Purchase Zoo was a lonely one, bereft of the company of other elephants. Solomon looked after her and made sure she knew she had one friend, writes www.thepetneeds.com

Shirley was just a calf when she arrived in the United States and performed in circuses across the country. But after her leg got injured she was retired and taken in by Louisiana Purchase zoo. It was a charitable act, but the zoo only had room for one elephant.- Advertisement –

For 22 years, she never saw another elephant. For a social animal like an elephant, it was a lonely existence. During her time at the zoo, she was taken care of by Solomon.

He made sure he spent as much time as he could with her, comforting her and keeping her company.

Finally, in 2003, the zoo arranged for Shirley to go to the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. It was a “little piece of heaven”. At long last, Shirley would be able to roam free and be with other elephants.

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