At the zoo in the Colombian town of Barranquilla, there was a successful operation to repair the cracked horn of a five-ton African elephant found on a farm owned by drug dealers.
30 people participated in the preparation and implementation of the surgery, and the surgery lasted three hours, a risky sedation interval, for an approximately 50-year-old animal. The elephant needed intervention on the root canal of a cracked horn.
The police closed the road near the zoo and diverted traffic to install a crane if the elephant had to be lifted during the procedure. Experts have developed special odontological equipment for this operation. Elephant Tantor was taken to Barnacilla’s zoo in 1991 after being found alongside other wild animals on a drug-held farm and cracked his horn two years ago.