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Doctors use hunters' skills to track down, treat sick elephants. Veterinarians in Thailand must be patient, precise


Judging from the fresh dung on the jungle floor, the tracker knows his prey can't be far away, maybe 12 miles. This is no hunt, though. It's a mission of mercy. The tracker is Suriya Pongsuwong, a veterinarian who has been curing wild elephants for 22 years. He's hot on the trail of a five-ton male elephant that at age 50 has only one tusk and is partly lame.



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