In the Belfast Blitz of 1941, the Ministry of Public Security ordered the deaths of 23 animals at the Belfast zoo, lest they break out and rampage. Sheila, a baby elephant, survived because a neighbor took her in, giving her sanctuary in her back yard for several months. The zoo would like to recognize the contributions of this "elephant angel," but the only clue it has to her identity is a grainy photo of two women watching Sheila drink from a bucket at the back of a brick house.

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