Big Vision Dutch Zoo Fits Elephant With Contact Lens

An elephant at a Dutch zoo has become the first in Europe to be fitted with a contact lens. The pachyderm had injured her eye in a scrap with a fellow elephant, but her caretakers say it will now be able to heal.
The vet who fit Win Thida had to practice the procedure with the elephant for weeks.

The vet who fit Win Thida had to practice the procedure with the elephant for weeks.

Foto: AP/ Artis Zoo / Edwin Butter
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