Thursday, December 10, 2009
Saint Louis Zoo Elephant Learns that Herpes is Forever
By Chad Garrison
on Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 12:32 PM
The elephant was first diagnosed
in February with the disease and underwent a blood transfusion. Then, last month, Jade had another flare up causing loss of appetite and her head to swell.
The Post-Dispatch reports
today that veterinarians remain flummoxed as to how Jade contracted the disease that kills some 20 percent of elephants in captivity.
Here at Daily RFT
we believe the guilt lies squarely with the zoo officials who named Jade. Give any child a stripper's name
and she's going to come down with herpes at some point in her life. That's just a cruel fact of life.
Jade, the nearly three-year-old Asian elephant at the Saint Louis Zoo, recently had another herpes flare up.