Thursday, January 23, 2014

Arthritic wombat given rare life-saving hip replacement surgery

A female wombat called Wanda is recovering at Adelaide Zoo's Animal Health Centre after undergoing hip replacement surgery.

It is the first time the operation has been performed on animal of her size.

At 22, Wanda is in her twilight years and had developed debilitating arthritis in her hip.

YouTube link.

She had stopped using one leg and needed a step to get into her nest. Vets decided surgery was the only option to save her life. Wanda is expected to make a full recovery.


WilliamRocket said...

There are muslims that blank out the faces of pigs in newspapers, then there are fantastic people that make a Wombat's life better.
If I am totally wrong, and there is a god, I know that it will be the Wombat carers that he/she/it will invite into heaven.
Also, if there is a god, he/she/it gave me this brain to question such stupid ideas as a man living in the clouds who uses cancer to kill babies.
Use and no use of capitals intended.

arbroath said...

I can't disagree with any of that, WilliamRocket.

There are more questions than answers, that's for sure.

BoS said...

Well said, William