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Tue June 19, 2012
N.C. Elephant Is The First To Get Contact Lenses
Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 6:48 am
At the zoo in North Carolina C'sar the elephant seemed sad. He was lethargic and losing weight. Vets thought it was his poor eyesight. Cataract surgery helped but now he's far sighted. So his caretakers ordered contact lenses — they'll be a bit smaller than tennis balls.