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Wild elephant vasectomies

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Elephant Population Management Program surgeons Dr Johan Marais, centre, of the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Veterinary Science and Dr Dean Hendrickson, right, director of Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital finish up their vasectomy of a wild elephant bull, Loxodonta africana.  Private game reserve in Limpopo, South Africa. Dr Hendriskson, a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery using laparoscopy, developed technique for wild elephants.

Elephant Population Management Program surgeons Dr Johan Marais, centre, of the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Veterinary Science and Dr Dean Hendrickson, right, director of Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital finish up their vasectomy of a wild elephant bull, Loxodonta africana. Private game reserve in Limpopo, South Africa. Dr Hendriskson, a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery using laparoscopy, developed technique for wild elephants.

ACV40 Team of surgeons finish up wild elephant vasectomy in the bush
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