Crumple boots up to ease pain

BOOTED UP: Crumple the elephant from Blackpool Zoo with her pain-relieving boot
BOOTED UP: Crumple the elephant from Blackpool Zoo with her pain-relieving boot

2008-02-27 - Blackpool, United Kingdom
Engineers at Fleetwood Trawlers solved a jumbo problem for Blackpool Zoo's Asian elephant, Crumple, who has had a specially designed protective boot made for her. It was discovered that four ton Crumple, who is 39, had been experiencing mobility problems which turned out to be due to an arthritic hip. Fleetwood Trawlers were contacted for their help to take pressure off her foot and after one unsuitable boot, Crumple is now wearing her designer footwear.

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