KARACHI, PAKISTAN (AP) – Veterinarians from a global animal welfare organisation are in Pakistan and on Wednesday began a series of surgeries on a pair of elephants at a zoo in the port city of Karachi.
During a visit last year, vets from Four Paws examined four elephants in Karachi and determined that one of the animals needs a “complicated” surgery to remove a damaged and infected tusk. A second elephant has dental problems and a medical issue with a foot, the vets said at the time.
On Tuesday, an eight-member team from Four Paws arrived in Pakistan to treat the animals.
Amir Khalil, who heads the team of vets, veterinary surgeons and wildlife experts, said the other two elephants in Karachi – kept in a public park in the city – will also get medical treatment.