Posted: Feb 1, 2013 10:53 AM by Associated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - An elephant calf at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park must have a tusk removed because it became infected.
City News Service says 2-year-old Emanti broke the tusk about eight weeks ago. He had a procedure similar to a root canal about three weeks ago to remove infected tissue inside the tusk.
But the zoo says more infection was found during a checkup on Thursday and a veterinarian has decided the tusk must go.
Emanti also is taking fruit-flavored antibiotics to fight the infection.
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