"A 45-year old Asian elephant at Amsterdam’s Artis Zoo has become the
first elephant in Europe to be fitted with a contact lens, after her
cornea was scratched during a scuffle with another member of the herd," according to the Irish Times. "Veterinarian
Anne-Marie Verbruggen had fitted contact lenses to horses before, but
never to an elephant. She had to use a ladder yesterday to reach her
patient and perform the delicate operation – which lasted just under an
hour." Read more.