Saving the giraffe so you don’t have to.

17 Feb

A Pioneering key-hole surgery has saved the life of a female giraffe at Edinburgh Zoo.

Sapphire the giraffe made "a rapid and good recovery" after the operation, said a vet who works at the zoo.

The animal stopped eating last October and an x-ray revealed a fracture in her lower jaw bone.

What really makes this story a happy one is:

Before Mr Dixon was consulted, vets briefly considered putting Sapphire down because the severity of the break made it impossible for her to eat.

She started eating the day after the surgery in November and in January a second operation took place to remove the wiring that had been placed in her mouth.

Get well soon, Sapphire.

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