LAMPANG,THAILAND - AUGUST 28: Kittiya, a Veterinarian student at Chiang Mai University shakes de-worming powder on Boon Mee's wounded foot at the Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE) elephant hospital... more 
LAMPANG,THAILAND - AUGUST 28: Kittiya, a Veterinarian student at Chiang Mai University shakes de-worming powder on Boon Mee's wounded foot at the Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE) elephant hospital in the Mae Yao National Reserve on August 28, 2011 in ampang, Thailand. Boon Mee, 11, suffers from a severe wound on his front foot from stepping on a land mine near the Burma border 10 months ago and still needs daily medical care and cannot lay down.The world's first elephant hospital caters for all medical care and helps to promote a better understanding of the elephant's physiology. For generations elephants have been a part of the Thai culture, today the Thai elephant is mostly domesticated since Thailand has few working elephants. Many are in the tourism sector at special elephant parks or zoos, where they perform many shows for tourists. In some cases Thailand is still dealing with roaming elephants on the city streets which causes the elephant considerable stress. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images) less 
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