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Pakistan’s Madhubala Elephant Gets Relief After Years of Dental Pain

August 18, 2022
by National Post


Photo: iStock

Madhubala, a 16-year-old elephant in Pakistan suffering for years from a dental infection and pain caused by a broken tusk, finally got relief on Wednesday after undergoing treatment while under unique standing sedation.

Madhubala is one of four African elephants being treated in Karachi by an eight-member team from global animal welfare group Four Paws, which in 2020 relocated Kaavan – an elephant dubbed the world’s loneliest – to Cambodia from Islamabad.

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