IN PICTURES: Mango the Bear gets back surgery for slipped disk at Israeli zoo

By REUTERS
May 7, 2014 20:54

Mango, a 19-year-old Syrian brown bear suffers from a slipped disk, impairing his mobility and causing pain.




Zoo staff prepare Mango, a 19-year-old Syrian brown bear, for his surgery at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv May 7, 2014.. (photo credit:REUTERS)

A Syrian brown bear named Mango had back surgery at the Ramat Gant Safari on Wednesday.

Mango, a 19-year-old Syrian brown bear suffers from a slipped disk, impairing his mobility and causing pain.

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He underwent the complicated and unprecedented surgery on his spine in the hope of improving his quality of life, a Ramat Gan Safari spokesperson said.


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