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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:20 PM

Elephant Herd Mourns Loss of Calf ***Warning--Sad Picture***

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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/01/elephant-herd-mourns-loss-of-baby-elephant/

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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.”

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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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Reply Elephant Herd Mourns Loss of Calf ***Warning--Sad Picture*** (Original post)
ScreamingMeemie Jan 2012 OP
RiffRandell Jan 2012 #1
ScreamingMeemie Jan 2012 #2
RiffRandell Jan 2012 #4
amyrose2712 Jan 2012 #3
ScreamingMeemie Jan 2012 #8
amyrose2712 Jan 2012 #9
geardaddy Jan 2012 #5
RiffRandell Jan 2012 #6
geardaddy Jan 2012 #7

Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:26 PM

1. Oh god.

Made me totally cry.


On another subject, how was carpool today?

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Response to RiffRandell (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:34 PM

2. It was awesome!

Probably because he had to be there a half hour early.

How's your day going?

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:45 PM

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.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:41 PM

3. Sigh....I wish you told be about the pic. I just got a little tummy ache...

I know I am a baby

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Response to amyrose2712 (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:58 PM

8. I am sorry. :(

I updated the title. I know that doesn't help you but maybe it will warn others.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:22 PM

9. Thanks,I know I am a baby...

I can watch the most violent of movies, but I can't stand to see hurt or sad animules.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:47 PM

5. Elephants are known for their mourning rituals.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:52 PM

6. Pssst...where the hell have you been?

Working or something?


I mean really.

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Response to RiffRandell (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:56 PM

7. lol

Yep.

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