WORLD NEWS 11/19/2018 04:26 am ET With portable equipment, the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital can also travel to patients who are far away. By David Barden The first elephant hospital in India has opened for business. Located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, the facility is the product of non-profit Wildlife SOS, which also runs a nearby conservation and care center. The Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital was specially designed to provide care to injured, sick and geriatric jumbo-sized patients. Complete with an in-house pathology lab, the facility also boasts x-ray and ultrasound machines as well as a hydrotherapy pool. Patients are expected to include elephants who were held in captivity, those used as tourist attractions as well as victims of highway accidents. “These elephants go through a lot of abuse, brutality, cruelty in order to be ridden,” Wildlife SOS co-founder Kartick Satyanarayan told the BBC. “And through that process, they develop abscesses, internal problems, back problems, all kinds of health issues that need to be addressed.” We are immensely proud to share with you that we have established India’s first Elephant Hospital,especially designed to treat injured sick or geriatric elephants. #IndiasFirstElephantHospital pic.twitter.com/VEdJzHYf0E— Wildlife SOS (@WildlifeSOS) November 16, 2018 Elephants don’t even… Read full this story
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