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Elephants Reunited After 20 Years

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posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 10:24 PM
This will brighten your day. Be sure to see both parts.

Part I

Part II

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 11:03 PM
reply to post by IamLael

Thank you for sharing. Truly heart touching.

Twenty years is a very long time to be in isolation from one's own species. I could not imagine such a life as hers. I am happy she finally was reunited with her own kind. After two decades of isolation, Shirley was so desperate to be closer to Jenny that she bent those huge steel bars! That right there bears witness that animals feel love and have true emotions. She must have been so lonely during all of that time!

I imagine, hope, and pray that we humans come to more realistic understandings about all living creatures, and begin to have more love and compassion towards our animal brethren. Earth's beautiful living creatures all deserve freedom, habitat, and protection.

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 11:13 PM
I should have posted a video of the tears coming from my eyes.

Thank you so much for nothing other than putting things back into perspective!

What a great way to end my evening! S&F

posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 12:03 AM
[font=courier][color=FF9600]Did they remember to pack their trunks with extra peanuts?[/font]

posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 12:29 AM
Aww! Geez. I remember this story. The elephants are truly happy to be free at last. Down with zoos and circuses!

posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 08:11 AM
Aaww !! brought more than a few tears to my eyes....
elephants are amazing cretins....and i know what its like to say goodbye to an old friend
so i feel for solomon the guy who looked after her....

may they have happy days till the end

posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 09:02 AM
Thanks for posting. Lovely story!!

I feel for Solomons loss but he will be repayed a 1000 times over!!

posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 09:45 AM
yep, i definately had the water works going..
what a beautiful video to end my night

posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 10:11 AM
reply to post by IamLael

that was awesome.
They way they were holding each other with their trunks near the end was great to see.
Damn shame it took so long for her to see another elephant though.
I felt sorry for Solomon having to leave her,although its better for her to be with her own kind.

posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 01:24 PM
reply to post by IamLael

That was moving, wonderful, inspiring, and heartbreaking. Solomon made me happy for mankind. Shirley is beautiful and I love that elephant's eyes look so much like our own - a window to a soul.


posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 02:09 PM
reply to post by IamLael

Thanks for that, sitting here on my iPad tearing up like a big ole baby! Very touching.

posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 03:33 PM
Man as much as we like our zoo's, I do believe what we are doing to these animals is inhumane. Forcing any conscious creature into isolation is immoral and unethical in my opinion.

posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 04:31 PM
nice example of social behaviour.... what happend to oure human skills.....

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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 01:46 PM
reply to post by Silcone Synapse

Thank you Silcone for pointing this out.
I actually saw this video yesterday and just loved it.
In joy, in pain, in the absolute wonder that miracles sometimes happen and it couldn't of happened to a nicer pair.
What got me (like you) was in the end of the clip when they were touching each others chests - their trunks making a heart.
Wow, that was incredible.

Thank you OP for posting it here - I hope it brings others joy.

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