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..
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.
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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