Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:20 PM
ScreamingMeemie (68,872 posts)
Elephant Herd Mourns Loss of Calf ***Warning--Sad Picture***
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A baby elephant at a German zoo who suffered from heart problems has passed away. Lola would’ve been the world’s first elephant to have heart surgery to remove a blood clot, but died during preparations for the operation. At just three months, during a CTA scan, the calf suffered from a pulmonary embolism and could not be revived. Zoo director and veterinarian Dr. Andreas Knieriem commented on Lola’s tragic death to the UK’s Daily Mail: ”Considering the pathology, it has to be said it’s a miracle that she lived as long as she did. Her arteries were so blocked that blood couldn’t flow through her lungs anymore.”
An adult elephant touches the head of baby Lola, after her body was brought to the herd so that they could say goodbye, Jan. 21, 2012, at the Hellabrunn Zoo, in Munich, Germany. (Animal Press/Barcroft Media /Landov)
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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:45 PM
RiffRandell (5,909 posts)
4. Weird, but that's my life.
Made it to the book fair after taking my daughter to the dentist for a cleaning (no cavities) and didn't have to wait in line...haha.
Glad you are well.....still am appalled at the shit that went down...jeepers creepers.