An elephant at an Amsterdam zoo was playing one day when the 44-year-old pachyderm scratched its left cornea.
The poor Asian elephant's eye was left constantly watering.
So they did what was a first in Europe, and gave the elephant a contact lens.
The zoo's website said:
"Win Thida is the first elephant in Europe with a contact lens."
The procedure to put in the contact took about an hour.
Hopefully the elephant will be much more comfortable now while it heals.
We love happy endings.
[Image via WENN.]
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