58-year-old zoo elephant recovering thanks to staff, community’s help

The Buttonwood Park Zoo staff is enjoying the recovery of their 58-year-old Asian elephant, Ruth, from a gastrointestinal obstruction. She was treated by staff under the direction of zoo veterinarian Whitney Greene and with the help of elephant expert veterinarian Susan Mikota. The community donated food and sweet drinks to help entice Ruth to begin eating and drinking again.

SouthCoastToday.com (New Bedford, Mass.) (tiered subscription model) (8/3)

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