Saturday, July 9, 2011
The San Francisco Zoo has an elephant named Calle who has a chronic illness, requiring medication. The zoo couldn't get Calle to take her dose orally, so a Cal pharmacologist developed a suppository. The 10-inch long, four-pound, cocoa-butter bullets are crafted by the good folks at Guittard Chocolates in Burlingame. Administering the DAILY medication takes five zoo workers, including one person to distract Calle with treats and one person who wears a full-arm glove to "deliver" the medicine. FIVE people have jobs worse than yours!! Now stop complaining and get back to work.
Posted by Shane Dreiling at 7:29 AM