Critical Care: Israeli Vets Remove Tumor from African Lion
Ramat Gan safari staff perform two-hour procedure to save Samouni, an 8 year-old African lion.
Staff at the Ramat Gan Safari conducted tumor-removal surgery on Samouni, an eight year-old African lion on Wednesday, in a special operation caught on film.
The lion’s trainers noticed swelling in Samouni’s abdomen recently and was diagnosed after an emergency biopsy.
Safari animal veterinarian Dr. Yigal Horowitz performed the two-hour operation, and the lion is expected to be up and back on his feet by Thursday.
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