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Heroin elephant can never be freed

October 21, 2008

A Chinese elephant that spent three years in rehab after animal smugglers laced his bananas with heroin will never be able to return to the wild.

Heroin addicted elephant clean after rehab

The elephant was captured in 2005 in southwest China by illegal traders who fed him heroin-laced bananas Photo: AP

Four-year-old Xiguang and three other elephants who the smugglers also captured were taken to an animal protection centre on China’s tropical island of Hainan to recover from their ordeals and overcome their heroin addictions. (more…)