After 50 Years In Captivity, This Elephant Is Set Free. The Reunion Is Heart-Wrenching!

This is so amazingly touching! The two elephants in this video, Shirley and Jenny, were both at the same circus when Jenny was a calf and Shirley was in her twenty’s. They had lived only one winter together when separated twenty-two years ago. However, they formed an incredible bond.


The two were reunited at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee after a 22-year separation. They recognized each other immediately, showing intense and unforgettable emotion.

It’s very rare for elephants to display this kind of emotion in captivity, and it’s probably the first time such a thing has been documented on film. Wow!

Here’s our takeaway: Once you form a bond with someone, no matter how far apart you are for however long, that bond will last!

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