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1965

Madam Sheba arrives

By Chester Zoo

Sheba arrived at her new home at the approximate age of 11. She was at the zoo longer than any other elephant - 55 years to be exact. Sheba was very intelligent and sometimes stubborn, which gained her the affectionate title of Madam Sheba from her keepers. Chester Zoo staff and visitors fell in love with her, admiring her strong personality. Once she settled in she became the matriarch elephant at the zoo and had a way with the other elephants that kept them all in line!

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