Karen and Nicole Foot Lesions

Karen_Split_Toenail_2007

Split left rear toenail on elephant Karen during a court-ordered inspection in 2007 in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Karen_Split_Toenail_2014

Same split toenail on Karen, still unhealed, documented in Denver, Colo., on October 5, 2014.

Nicole_Toenail_Abcess_2014

Opened toenail abscess on right front foot of elephant Nicole, observed in Denver, Colo., on October 5, 2014.

Nicole_Toenail_Abcess_2012

Same nail abscess on Nicole documented during an inspection performed for the Los Angeles Animal Services in 2012.

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