There are more than 300 Asian elephants in North America. The video below features a story about one of these beautiful creatures. Solomon James has been taking care of 52 year old Shirley at the Louisiana Purchase Zoo. For 22 years, Shirley has lived in the same plot of grass and concrete stall, but Solomon does everything he can to make her comfortable. Shirley hasn’t even seen another elephant for the past two decades, but Solomon stays by her side to let her know that she is not alone.

However, everything changed when the zoo finally understood that they couldn’t offer Shirley the life that she needed or deserved. They decided to transfer the big girl to the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary. This was definitely good news, but this also meant Solomon had to say goodbye to his old friend. Wait till you see what happens next!

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