Lots of attention, pills for aging Texas pachyderm
By: By Anna Kuchment - The Dallas Morning News
• This photo taken June 26 shows 44-year-old elephant Mama, left, greeting a younger elephant Gypsy as they see each other at the Savanna at the Dallas Zoo. At 44, Mama has surpassed the 38-year average life expectancy for a female African elephant in captivity. She is the Dal...
• This photo taken June 26 shows elephant keeper Katrina Bilski putting anti-inflammatory medication pills on peanut butter sandwiches for Mama, the 44-year-old elephant at the Dallas Zoo.
DALLAS—Early one morning, Mama the elephant embarks on a medical routine that many seniors would find familiar, if daunting.
First, she pops some pills—144, in her case, for...