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Dutch zoo fits elephant with contact lens


THE HAGUE - An elephant in Amsterdam's zoo has made history after being fitted with a jumbo-sized contact lens following an eye injury, a statement said Monday.
"Win Thida is the first elephant in Europe with a contact lens," the Artis zoo said on its website.
The 44-year-old Asian elephant accidently scratched its left cornea while playing and the eye was constantly watering. The procedure lasted about an hour, the statement said.

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