Whipsnade Zoo’s Dental Visit

Whipsnade Zoo called on the services of a West End dental surgeon to help an elephant with a toothache. Keepers noticed 33-year-old Lucha, a female Asian elephant, was off her food. Vets investigated and found wobbly tooth had moved and had become infected. They called on Peter Kertesz, a specialist in zoo dentistry, to help the team extract the molar.