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An Elephant-sized Effort Went Into Helping Irene the Elephant When She Needed Eye Surgery

Follow up on Irene the elephant's eye surgery performed in late 2022.
March 04, 2024

Irene the elephant needed surgery. The ABQ BioPark partnered with many other caring professionals to help. But there are plenty of risks when you anesthetize a 55 year old 7,600 lb patient.

This is a moving story of teamwork and a behind the scenes look at amazing animal care.