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Shirley, believed to be America's oldest living Asian elephant, dies at Wild Adventures Theme Park

Posted at 11:57 AM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 11:57:24-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Wild Adventures Theme Park announced Wednesday that Shirley, a female Asian elephant, has died at the age of 78.

Shirley was believed to be the oldest living Asian elephant in the United States and possibly the world, Wild Adventures wrote in a Facebook post.

The pachyderm was living out her retirement at the theme park before her death.

"Shirley was beloved and cherished by all that had the honor of meeting her and will be dearly missed," said the Wild Adventures.