Bionic tiger undergoes second hip surgery

Second surgery for zoo tiger in the USA was needed as the 10 year old Malena managed to dislodge the first artificial hip.

The cause for the operation is arthritis, as mentioned by spokesmen of the zoo. The real cause however, is not mentioned. Animals in zoos have not enough…

Setback for bionic hip tiger

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…

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Tiger receives bionic hip

Malena, a 10-year-old endangered tiger at a zoo in Illinois, has received a total hip replacement due to arthritis. Veterinarians determined a total hip replacement was the best course of action, due to the severity of the lesions and Malena's age. This is believed to be the first time the…