Habitat loss is one of the key threats facing elephants. Many climate change projections indicate that key portions of elephants’ habitat will become significantly hotter and drier, resulting in poorer foraging conditions and threatening calf survival.
Shirley and Jenny spent many long years at the circus together.
Jenny was just a calf, while Shirley was in her twenties, and the two spent a winter together before they were separated.
Nearly 22 years later, they were reunited at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.