India’s Kerala’s state, home to one of the largest population of working elephants, is planning a hospital for the noble giants! As reported in The Hindu:
“The hospital will have an in-patient treatment facility for 10 elephants at a time. Besides, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities would be there.
“Elephant veterinarian Dr. Jacob Cheeran said the in-patient facility was important as majority of 500 captive elephants in Kerala were over 50 years-old and would require augmented healthcare support.
“The hospital will be set up on a five-acre plot in the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Mannuthy. It is expected to cost Rs.10 crore.”