Shirley and Jenny: Two Elephants Reunited After More Than 20 Years

Two crippled elephants reunited at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee after a 22-year separation. The bonding was immediate, intense and unforgettable between the two former circus elephants.

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1. drevil 3 years ago

protect nature, it's worth it.

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2. Strychnine 3 years ago

i'm not ashamed to admit this made me shed a few tears.
those poor animals spent more than 20 years apart from each other, chained and mistreated by ruthless circus trainers, it's obvious from their scars.
Scumbag humanity..

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3. Sizzlik (admin) 3 years ago

#2 Those who admit to shed a "manly" tear now and then are those who still got feelings =) Im with you =)

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4. funkyging 3 years ago

#1 Dont be a numpty, if we dont protect the enviroment we will die a rather slow nad horrible death. Protecting the enviroment protects us and the next generation

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5. dogfish 3 years ago

#1 sounds good and everybody agrees, but no one would discard anything from its comfortable style of living. no one would give up having children. and the main problems are these too, too much people and too much needs. so most of the wild animals will be dead soon. it is pretty clear if you see the trends.

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6. Steelhunky 3 years ago

How nice is that? :)

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7. imagic 3 years ago

#4 don't be a numpty, we are fucking up the enviroment ourselves( and no i am not one of those greenpeach type of ppl :) ) so we are the sole reason that we need to protect that same nature

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8. Natan_el_Tigre 3 years ago

The elephant keeper's message was just as poignant. Less than 200 years ago we were doing to each other what the circus trainers did to these elephants. For a quality movie on the subject, check out the following:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118607/

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9. c0mmanderKeen 3 years ago

I cant stand seeing elephants (or any other large wild animal..) behind steel bars and standing on concrete.

Still this was very touching :)

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10. Dan5883 3 years ago

As they say, an elephant never forgets. Nice story. Shame what these circus places do to animals. I am not an animal fanatic, or a PETA member, I don't even own a pet, but I also don't like cruelty either.

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11. Itsme78 3 years ago

#2 #3 Jepp! :'( :'( :'(

#(removed comment) (i) won't even try to explain what i mean about your stupid comment!

And i would love five minutes with people who treats animals like this!

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12. SupremeNomNom 3 years ago

Simply a beautiful sight.It must have been amazing to just be there and witness it first hand.

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13. peacinu 3 years ago

Wild animals should be free and no contact what so ever with humanity. I totally agree with natural reservations in which these amazing beings should be free and no poachers or "domestication" at all. I don't agree at all with zoo places and stuff like that or circuses.

#(removed comment). Your comment proves that you're still a teenager and you kinda like to skip school or you don't pay attention to your classes. I don't feel pity for you, at all.
Just by thinking of it, I think that "Idiocracy" movie was in fact a documentary.

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14. curator 3 years ago

and some people say animals have no soul....

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15. lyr1c1sm 3 years ago

Aren't elephants wierd. just look and think, what a wierd shape they are, and long noses like that - evolution is a strange thing.

beautiful reunion though. great to see massive animals just being animals not props and side shows.

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16. corampublico 3 years ago

Stop visiting circuses with elefants!

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17. cameramaster 3 years ago

#2 & #3...I'll join you there...so did I, and more than once. It makes me sick how "humanity" can be so inhumane.

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18. stretchpadawan 2 years ago

Damn onions again...

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19. stargatefan 2 years ago

so i thought... i know, lets look into this sanctuary to find out more about these beautiful animals and what happened to them.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/bestofnature/update.html
:'( :'( :'( :'(

its a strange thing to feel sad and happy at the same time. sad they have to be rescued in the first place, happy they are being looked after by good humans.

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20. thundersnow 2 years ago

Very much agree with #1,#2, #3, and #4. Sick human behavior, the worst predator of our planet. And yes, overpopulation is a huge problem too.