Tiger Gets Pedicure At Metrozoo
Broken Tooth Pulled From Tiger’s Mouth
POSTED: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
UPDATED: 11:10 pm EST November 10, 2009
MIAMI — A 17-year-old tiger who was sedated for a pedicure Tuesday ended up having a tooth pulled, as well.
Miami Metrozoo’s Ron Magill said Roshe, a 17-year-old Bengal tiger, was immobilized so an ingrown nail could be trimmed and treated. She also received a pedicure on all four paws.
Veterinarians took the opportunity to give Roshe a full exam, taking blood and X-rays and cleaning her teeth. Magill said that the doctors noticed one of Roshe’s molars was broken, so they extracted it.
Roshe was recovering Tuesday evening and was expected to return to her display in the next couple of days, Magill said.
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