Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Saturday, January 29, 2011

How Do You Rehab a Tiger Post-Op?

A Malayan tiger (subspecies of the Indochinese tiger) in the wild

A tiger in Germany has become the world's first to be given an artificial hip after a three-hour-operation by a team of veterinarians that she only just survived, Leipzig University said on Thursday.

Girl, as the Malayan tiger at Halle Zoo in eastern Germany is known, had been in visible pain for close to a year because of problems in her right hip joint, the university said.

"Malayan tigers are one of the world's most endangered species, with only around 500 estimated to be living in the wild. This was another reason to operate on Girl," a statement said.

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Mayalan Tigers

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