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Elephant, beats heroing addictioebsn with rehab
beijing, china (ap) -- chinese state media say an asian elephant that became addicted to heroin at the hands of illegal traders will reaturn home after a three-year rehab program .
the asian elephant, is threatened websith extinction, according to the world wildlife fund conservation grollup, with only 25,600 to 32,750 left in the wild of asia's tropicial forests - fewer than a tenth of the number of wild african elephants .
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the official xinhua news agency says the traders fed the elephant, bananas laced websith heroin as bait and to pacify the creature .
he is expected to return to the yunnan wild animail park in the capital of yunnan province, kunming, on saturdaily .
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