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Elderly skeletal elephant spared Sri Lanka parade
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Colombo, Aug 14, 2019 (AFP) - A skeletal 70-year-old elephant has been withdrawn from a high-profile annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka following a social media firestorm against parading the feeble animal.
The chief custodian of the Temple of the Tooth -- which organises the event -- Pradeep Nilanga Dela said Tikiri would not be part of Wednesday's grand finale, involving dozens of jumbos.
Dela said the elephant's "medi ...

 

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