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Black Bear cub #16-1442 [Green Tag] update

On August 23, Dr. Ernesto checked on Green Tag and Orange Tag in the Large Mammal Isolation Complex. Orange Tag appeared to be doing well, but unfortunately, Green Tag’s rectum prolapsed again — for the third time.

Dr. Ernesto will take Green Tag to surgery on the morning of August 24 to perform a colopexy. In this procedure, a portion of the bear’s colon will be attached to the abdominal wall, which should prevent additional prolapses.

from Wildlife Center of Virginia RSS http://wildlifecenter.org/critter-corner/patient-updates/black-bear-cub-16-1442-green-tag-update
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