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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Man hopes to bring circus elephant to Maine
By Heather Steeves, BDN Staff
Posted April 20, 2011
HOPE, Maine — Jim Laurita, a veterinarian in Hope, feels bad for Rosie the elephant. He wants to give her a new home in Maine and help her with her hurt leg.

Rosie suffers from arthritis. Rather than let her live out her days moseying about in Oklahoma with a herd of 27 other elephants from the Carson and Barnes Circus, Laurita and the circus have a new idea: Send Rosie to Maine and use her as a sort of experiment in elephant physical therapy. Laurita then will share any tactics that work with the circus to help trainers with any future bouts of arthritis in the herd.

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