Sunday, May 24, 2009

Clip Job

It's not every day you see and elephant getting his nails done.
That's one pampered pachyderm!

An Asian elephant named Boyu got a jumbo-sized pedicure yesterday, courtesy of his Ukrainian zoo handlers.

Equipped with mechanical nail files and mini-sanders, Boyu's zookeepers methodically buffed and trimmed while the 39-year-old elephant snoozed under an anaesthetic.

A group of German vets flew to the Ukrainian zoo to lend a hand with the delicate procedure, which involved sedating the colossal creature, carefully rolling him over, and then hoisting his titanic tootsies onto a special platform.

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