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Elephant to have right eye removed in operation

Duchess has lost the sight in her right eye, which is causing her pain
Duchess has lost the sight in her right eye, which is causing her pain


2011-11-25 - Paignton, United Kingdom
An elephant at a Devon zoo is to undergo an operation to remove an eye. Duchess, a 40-year-old African elephant at Paignton zoo has been treated for cataracts in both eyes and glaucoma in her right eye. Paignton zoo said the two conditions meant her eye-sight was "greatly reduced" and she had no sight in her right eye, which was causing her pain.



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