People’s much-loved elephant Mo Mo undergoes health assessments after showing a sing of aging

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Mo Mo lies to sleep on the sand bed.

Mo Mo, an old female elephant still much loved by people at Yangon Zoo, is undergoing a medical check-up for what the zoo says is an aging sign with a wart-like growth on her upper toenail.
Mo Mo, now 71 years old, was donated to the zoo by U Khun Sanda of Loikaw, Kayah State, in 1961 when she was seven.
After identifying a common sign of old age — a wart on her upper toenail — elephant experts Dr Khin Maung Win (White Elephant Garden) and Dr Zaw Min Oo, deputy assistant general manager from the Myanma Timber Enterprise, were called in to provide advice and daily care. Another expert, Dr Win Myint was also invited for required examinations and ongoing care, Yangon Zoo said.
In her old age, Mo Mo tends to choose different kinds of feed according to her nature. As she changes her diet almost every day, more feed and supplements are being fed according to her preferences and other care tasks such as making a sand bed for a comfortable night-time sleep and close monitoring are also being carried out. — MT/ZN/ED

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