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Lioness Fitted With Contact Lenses!

A lioness has become the first in the world to be fitted with contact lenses.

The big cat, by the name of Elsa, was losing her eyesight to cataract. She refused to eat and therefore lost dangerous amount of weight.

This 18 month old animal, who inherited the defect at birth, was given lens implants at a zoo in Rome.Vet, Nunzio D'Anna was so interested in Elsa's case that he treated her for free.

Story first published: Monday, December 28, 2009, 13:54 [IST]