Scientists hail 'momentous' recovery of sick elephant at Chester Zoo
A two-year-old Asian elephant at Chester Zoo has made a full recovery, experts believe, from a deadly virus threatening Asian elephants across the world.
The mammal – named Indali Hi Way – is thought to be a rare case of an Asian elephant surviving the lethal EEHV illness, also known as elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus.
A large team of specialists are continuing to watch her closely as EEHV remains a deadly virus and the zoo conservationists say they're wary of the possibility that the disease might return in the future.
But successful recovery to date is being described by the Zoo as a momentous, historic step for Chester and for global Asian elephant conservation.