Hanako with a torn trunk.

Hanako the elephant faced with trunk load of woes

2006-10-21 - AKITA, Japan.

Hanako, a 17-year-old African elephant at Akita Municipal Omoriyama Zoo, is struggling with a torn trunk, zoo officials said. The injury, as disruptive for elephants as serious hand injuries can be for humans, is making it difficult for Hanako to eat and drink, but is not expected to lead to other health problems.
Zookeepers have her taking regular doses of antibiotics, while keeping close watch over her condition.

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