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  Elephant fitted with false teeth
Updated 07 January 2004, 11.35
Check out my dentures!
An elderly elephant can enjoy her food once more after being fitted with a massive set of false teeth.

Elephants have four sets of teeth in a lifetime. When 80-year-old Morakot's last set fell out, her keepers kept her alive with injections.

She became so weak that she collapsed four times and was only able to remain on her legs because she was supported by chains at her home in Thailand.

Then an animal dentist came to her rescue and now she's tucking in again.

The dentist made Morakot's false teeth from stainless steel, silicone and plastic.

Fake tusks

It's not known if any other elephants have been fitted with dentures, but they have been given fake tusks in the past.

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