Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: 'Robo Croc' the crocodile has reconstructive surgery after car accident

  1. #1
    Elite Member Honey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    England
    Posts
    59,006

    Default 'Robo Croc' the crocodile has reconstructive surgery after car accident

    A 10-foot crocodile whose face was crushed by a car last year has undergone reconstructive surgery at a Florida zoo.


    Last Updated: 6:00PM GMT 18 Mar 2009

    Staff from Miami Metro Zoo and Marathon Veterinary Hospital perform reconstructive surgery on an endangered crocodile who's jaw had been broken when it was hit by a car in the Florida Keys Photo: BARCROFT


    The four-hour operation took place at Miami's Metrozoo on Tuesday.
    The giant male predator, dubbed Robo Croc after the operation left it with a significant amount of metal dotted around its face, was close to death after having its head crushed by a car in the Florida Keys last year.


    Unable to move its jaw, the distressed animal had not eaten for three months.
    But Douglas Mader, of the Marathon Veterinary Hospital, has saved the reptile by reconstructing its face.
    Veterinarians placed two metal rods between its eyes, extending down to the bridge of its nose, and another on each side.
    Forty-one metal screws were drilled into its hide, keeping the skull and snout together.
    "RoboCroc is doing just fine," said Ron Magill, a spokesman for Miami Metrozoo.
    "We have a certain responsibility to our endangered, native species and it was either he die on the table today, or die a horrible, slow death," he told the Miami Herald.
    There has been reconstructive surgery undertaken on crocodiles before but not to this extent, according to the zoo's vets.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...-accident.html

  2. #2
    Elite Member angelais's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Jon Hamm's pants
    Posts
    12,751

    Default

    Okay, this may sound stupid, but crocodiles are endangered in Miami? Or is this some special species??
    Did you know that an anagram for "Conscious Uncoupling" is "Iconic Uncool Pus Guns"? - MohandasKGanja

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 11
    Last Post: November 7th, 2008, 02:33 AM
  2. John McCain's robo dialing draws bipartisan criticism
    By Belinda in forum U.S. Politics and Issues
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: October 19th, 2008, 09:50 AM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: December 1st, 2007, 08:49 PM
  4. Replies: 34
    Last Post: June 5th, 2007, 11:39 PM
  5. Cheating GOP using opponents voice in harrassing 'robo-calls'
    By Grimmlok in forum U.S. Politics and Issues
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: November 7th, 2006, 03:40 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •