17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Suraj presents his foot for his daily veterinary visit. As a working elephant, he spent years of his life alternatively walking on concrete and confined by chains. His feet took the brunt of the trauma. Now that he's retired at the Elephant Conservation and Care Center, his medical condition is closely monitored.
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