Elephant With Tooth Pain Has It Removed

Open up and say ah! An elephant at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo was paid a visit from the dentist to fix a mammoth toothache, and keepers captured the whole procedure on camera.

Keepers noticed that 33-year-old Lucha, a female Asian elephant, was off her food, and upon investigation from the vets were able to get to the root of the problem; a wobbly tooth that had moved and become infected.

Vets called upon the services of West End dental surgeon Dr. Peter Kertesz, a specialist in zoo dentistry, to help the team extract the massive molar.

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