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Amazing photos of savannah surgery on a lioness
[Via Boing Boing]

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As bad as this lioness looks now, she is going to survive her fight with a buffalo. She wouldn’t have, if it weren’t for veterinarians from the Kenya Wildlife Service. You can see photos from the hour-and-a-half surgery that repaired the gaping hole in the lioness’ side at the Africa Geographic blog.

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She had 3 young cubs also. So 4 lives were at stake. Simply amazing surgery in the field.

UPDATE: Here is the latest on Sienna. It appears that while not exactly 100% effective, the intervention has allowed the lioness to do well enough for her body to make great strides in healing.

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