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Darling, Kathy.
Brookfield, CT : Millbrook Press, 2002
IL 3-6, RL 4.9
ISBN 0761317236
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When Soraida Salwala was a young girl, she and her father happened upon an elephant that had been hit by a car. She wanted to take "Uncle Elephant" to the hospital; when her father informed her that there was no hospital for elephants, she was heartbroken. In 1994, Soraida realized a lifelong dream to create a hospital for elephants. The Elephant Hospital in Lampang, Thailand, is the first of its kind in the world. The hospital has cared for hundreds of elephants that have been abused in the illegal logging trade. These elephants have been given drugs to make them work faster or have been crippled by land mines. Soraida and her staff treat elephants with varying ailments, whether natural or due to their contact with humans. To discover more about this amazing place and the amazing people who work there, read The Elephant Hospital by Kathy Darling. (From Animal Planet: Animal Rescue, .html)  (Susannah Hogan, South Carolina Book Awards, 2006)
SUBJECTS:     Elephant Hospital (Hang Chat, Thailand)
                        Asiatic elephant.


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