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Calgary elephant gets 21 kg steel tusk caps

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Ganesha's new 21-kilogram steel tusk caps were custom-designed by SAIT Polytechnic's school of manufacturing and automation.


2010-08-07 - Calgary, Canada
It took several hours of work by a team of eight experts backed by a machinist and a welder — plus a 10-tonne hoist just in case — but the Calgary zoo´s largest elephant has a new set of stainless steel tusk caps. Ganesha — or Spike, as he is nicknamed — was fitted with the 21-kilogram dental caps on Wednesday to replace the ones he has worn since 2002, according to zoo officials.



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