Brookfield zoo tiger

Setback for bionic hip tiger

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Animals in captivity live longer but have more problems. Artritis is one of many well-known illnesses of captive tigers. Malena, a 21 year old tigress, really suffered from artritis and needed to be operated. A special operation as she got a 'bionic' hip, an orthopedic implant.It is no surprise that the tiger reacted differently on the new hip.The result is that the tiger managed to dislocate the new hip, which led to the decision to do a new surgery.

This article was published by WGN TV – 9