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Animal E.R.

Igor, a 13-year-old Siberian tiger, lies on the operation table before a non-invasive stem cell surgery in Zoo Szeged, Hungary April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Igor, a 13-year-old Siberian tiger, lies on the operation table before a non-invasive stem cell surgery in Zoo Szeged, Hungary April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Igor, a 13-year-old Siberian tiger, lies on the operation table before a non-invasive stem cell surgery in Zoo Szeged, Hungary April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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A veterinarian technician Chellan Robinson wades with a false killer whale calf after it was rescued near the shores of Tofino and brought to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue center in Vancouver, British Columbia July 11, 2014.   REUTERS/Ben Nelms

A veterinarian technician Chellan Robinson wades with a false killer whale calf after it was rescued near the shores of Tofino and brought to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue center in Vancouver, British Columbia July 11, 2014. ...more

A veterinarian technician Chellan Robinson wades with a false killer whale calf after it was rescued near the shores of Tofino and brought to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue center in Vancouver, British Columbia July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Ben Nelms
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Veterinarians prepare Budapest Zoo's oldest gorilla, Liesel, for an operation to remove fibroid tumours from its uterus in Budapest January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Pool

Veterinarians prepare Budapest Zoo's oldest gorilla, Liesel, for an operation to remove fibroid tumours from its uterus in Budapest January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Pool

Veterinarians prepare Budapest Zoo's oldest gorilla, Liesel, for an operation to remove fibroid tumours from its uterus in Budapest January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Pool
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Foreign veterinarians and local staff carry out a check-up on a brown bear at the Four Paws Bear Sanctuary in Pristina, Kosovo May 2, 2014. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

Foreign veterinarians and local staff carry out a check-up on a brown bear at the Four Paws Bear Sanctuary in Pristina, Kosovo May 2, 2014. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

Foreign veterinarians and local staff carry out a check-up on a brown bear at the Four Paws Bear Sanctuary in Pristina, Kosovo May 2, 2014. REUTERS/Hazir Reka
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A vet administer glucose to an elephant named Ayyappan after it was rescued from a marshland on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Kochi February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A vet administer glucose to an elephant named Ayyappan after it was rescued from a marshland on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Kochi February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A vet administer glucose to an elephant named Ayyappan after it was rescued from a marshland on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Kochi February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Bo, a 55-day-old baby Echidna known as a puggle, rests in the hands of vet nurse Annabelle Sehlmeier at Taronga Zoo in Sydney November 1, 2012. The puggle was brought to the zoo after it being found by itself on a walking track north of Sydney and will be fed by hand until it is weaned at about six months of age.    REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Bo, a 55-day-old baby Echidna known as a puggle, rests in the hands of vet nurse Annabelle Sehlmeier at Taronga Zoo in Sydney November 1, 2012. The puggle was brought to the zoo after it being found by itself on a walking track north of Sydney and...more

Bo, a 55-day-old baby Echidna known as a puggle, rests in the hands of vet nurse Annabelle Sehlmeier at Taronga Zoo in Sydney November 1, 2012. The puggle was brought to the zoo after it being found by itself on a walking track north of Sydney and will be fed by hand until it is weaned at about six months of age. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne
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Veterinary physiotherapist Livia Pereira (L) holds the head of paralyzed lion Ariel as a veterinary works on plasma exchange treatment machine in the living room of Pereira's home in Sao Paulo July 20, 2011. Pereira's home has turned into a hospital since the three-year-old lion started a landmark treatment to cure a rare autoimmune disease which paralyzed its legs about a year earlier. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Veterinary physiotherapist Livia Pereira (L) holds the head of paralyzed lion Ariel as a veterinary works on plasma exchange treatment machine in the living room of Pereira's home in Sao Paulo July 20, 2011. Pereira's home has turned into a hospital...more

Veterinary physiotherapist Livia Pereira (L) holds the head of paralyzed lion Ariel as a veterinary works on plasma exchange treatment machine in the living room of Pereira's home in Sao Paulo July 20, 2011. Pereira's home has turned into a hospital since the three-year-old lion started a landmark treatment to cure a rare autoimmune disease which paralyzed its legs about a year earlier. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Veterinarian Miguel Angel Mansilla holds up a green sea turtle after it was treated for injuries at the University at Concepcion, south of Santiago, Chile, April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Luis Saavedra

Veterinarian Miguel Angel Mansilla holds up a green sea turtle after it was treated for injuries at the University at Concepcion, south of Santiago, Chile, April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Luis Saavedra

Veterinarian Miguel Angel Mansilla holds up a green sea turtle after it was treated for injuries at the University at Concepcion, south of Santiago, Chile, April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Luis Saavedra
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A zoo staff member touches Mango, a 19-year-old Syrian brown bear, during preparations for his surgery on a slipped disk at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A zoo staff member touches Mango, a 19-year-old Syrian brown bear, during preparations for his surgery on a slipped disk at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A zoo staff member touches Mango, a 19-year-old Syrian brown bear, during preparations for his surgery on a slipped disk at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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Veterinarians prepare Tango, an 11-year-old male jaguar, for a full medical examination at the Buenos Aires Zoo October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

Veterinarians prepare Tango, an 11-year-old male jaguar, for a full medical examination at the Buenos Aires Zoo October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

Veterinarians prepare Tango, an 11-year-old male jaguar, for a full medical examination at the Buenos Aires Zoo October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian
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A veterinarian takes a blood sample from an Andean condor, one of the world's biggest flying birds, at a veterinary hospital in Los Andes, Chile August 12, 2013.  REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

A veterinarian takes a blood sample from an Andean condor, one of the world's biggest flying birds, at a veterinary hospital in Los Andes, Chile August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

A veterinarian takes a blood sample from an Andean condor, one of the world's biggest flying birds, at a veterinary hospital in Los Andes, Chile August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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An X-ray shows the repair to the leg of Juba the cheetah cub following his operation at Chester Zoo, northern England, February 3, 2012. The nine-month-old cat underwent surgery to insert a metal plate in his right ankle to mend a fracture. REUTERS/Phil Noble

An X-ray shows the repair to the leg of Juba the cheetah cub following his operation at Chester Zoo, northern England, February 3, 2012. The nine-month-old cat underwent surgery to insert a metal plate in his right ankle to mend a fracture....more

An X-ray shows the repair to the leg of Juba the cheetah cub following his operation at Chester Zoo, northern England, February 3, 2012. The nine-month-old cat underwent surgery to insert a metal plate in his right ankle to mend a fracture. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Carnivore keeper Andy Wolfenden carries Juba the cheetah cub into the operating theater after being anesthetized ahead of his operation to repair a right ankle fracture at Chester Zoo, northern England February 3, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Carnivore keeper Andy Wolfenden carries Juba the cheetah cub into the operating theater after being anesthetized ahead of his operation to repair a right ankle fracture at Chester Zoo, northern England February 3, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Carnivore keeper Andy Wolfenden carries Juba the cheetah cub into the operating theater after being anesthetized ahead of his operation to repair a right ankle fracture at Chester Zoo, northern England February 3, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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A veterinarian from the Zoological Foundation of El Salvador uses a stethoscope on a female dolphin in San Diego, El Salvador October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez

A veterinarian from the Zoological Foundation of El Salvador uses a stethoscope on a female dolphin in San Diego, El Salvador October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez

A veterinarian from the Zoological Foundation of El Salvador uses a stethoscope on a female dolphin in San Diego, El Salvador October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez
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An attendant carries a monkey after its sterilization at a monkey rescue center run by forest and wildlife department Tutikandi in the northern Indian hill town of Shimla November 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

An attendant carries a monkey after its sterilization at a monkey rescue center run by forest and wildlife department Tutikandi in the northern Indian hill town of Shimla November 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

An attendant carries a monkey after its sterilization at a monkey rescue center run by forest and wildlife department Tutikandi in the northern Indian hill town of Shimla November 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
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Fafa, a lioness that is nearly 18-year-old, receives a CT scan at the veterinary clinic in Brasilia August 7, 2012. Fafa has been living in Brasilia Zoo since its birth and had undergone surgery this year to remove both its ovaries and uterus. Fafa was sedated and brought to the veterinary clinic after experiencing seizures and bleeding. According to veterinarian John Nardott Ricardo, the lioness had to undergo a three-hour-long session of CT scans to its chest, skull and abdomen in order to diagnose the source of its health problems. Nardott believes there is a possibility that Fafa has liver damage, which may have arisen from a cancerous tumor Fafa had in 2010. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Fafa, a lioness that is nearly 18-year-old, receives a CT scan at the veterinary clinic in Brasilia August 7, 2012. Fafa has been living in Brasilia Zoo since its birth and had undergone surgery this year to remove both its ovaries and uterus. Fafa...more

Fafa, a lioness that is nearly 18-year-old, receives a CT scan at the veterinary clinic in Brasilia August 7, 2012. Fafa has been living in Brasilia Zoo since its birth and had undergone surgery this year to remove both its ovaries and uterus. Fafa was sedated and brought to the veterinary clinic after experiencing seizures and bleeding. According to veterinarian John Nardott Ricardo, the lioness had to undergo a three-hour-long session of CT scans to its chest, skull and abdomen in order to diagnose the source of its health problems. Nardott believes there is a possibility that Fafa has liver damage, which may have arisen from a cancerous tumor Fafa had in 2010. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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Veterinarian Len Lucero feeds the piglet known across the internet as Chris P. Bacon in his office in Clermont, Florida February 13, 2013. The piglet's hind legs are deformed and Dr. Lucero had fashioned a wheelchair out of K'nex toys to help the piglet walk. REUTERS/Scott Audette

Veterinarian Len Lucero feeds the piglet known across the internet as Chris P. Bacon in his office in Clermont, Florida February 13, 2013. The piglet's hind legs are deformed and Dr. Lucero had fashioned a wheelchair out of K'nex toys to help the...more

Veterinarian Len Lucero feeds the piglet known across the internet as Chris P. Bacon in his office in Clermont, Florida February 13, 2013. The piglet's hind legs are deformed and Dr. Lucero had fashioned a wheelchair out of K'nex toys to help the piglet walk. REUTERS/Scott Audette
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Veterinarians prepare a stray dog for sterilization at Dogtown, a protection, care and adoption center for stray animals in Uzunu, Romania April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

Veterinarians prepare a stray dog for sterilization at Dogtown, a protection, care and adoption center for stray animals in Uzunu, Romania April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

Veterinarians prepare a stray dog for sterilization at Dogtown, a protection, care and adoption center for stray animals in Uzunu, Romania April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
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A Brazilian vet injects a vaccine in a Boa constrictor at the Sauim Castanheira Wildlife Refuge in Manaus, Brazil July 20, 2012. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A Brazilian vet injects a vaccine in a Boa constrictor at the Sauim Castanheira Wildlife Refuge in Manaus, Brazil July 20, 2012. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A Brazilian vet injects a vaccine in a Boa constrictor at the Sauim Castanheira Wildlife Refuge in Manaus, Brazil July 20, 2012. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A veterinarian attends to "Puntung", a newly captured female Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) in Lahad Datu, in Malaysia's state of Sabah on Borneo island January 12, 2012. REUTERS/Angie Teo

A veterinarian attends to "Puntung", a newly captured female Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) in Lahad Datu, in Malaysia's state of Sabah on Borneo island January 12, 2012. REUTERS/Angie Teo

A veterinarian attends to "Puntung", a newly captured female Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) in Lahad Datu, in Malaysia's state of Sabah on Borneo island January 12, 2012. REUTERS/Angie Teo
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A vet feeds a cub of guina cat (Leopardus guigna) in a rescue center in at Concepcion city, Chile February 1, 2014. The guina cat is known as the America's smallest wildcat and is in danger of extinction. The cub was found abandoned at a wood nearby the city. REUTERS/Jose Luis Saavedra

A vet feeds a cub of guina cat (Leopardus guigna) in a rescue center in at Concepcion city, Chile February 1, 2014. The guina cat is known as the America's smallest wildcat and is in danger of extinction. The cub was found abandoned at a wood nearby...more

A vet feeds a cub of guina cat (Leopardus guigna) in a rescue center in at Concepcion city, Chile February 1, 2014. The guina cat is known as the America's smallest wildcat and is in danger of extinction. The cub was found abandoned at a wood nearby the city. REUTERS/Jose Luis Saavedra
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Thierry Petit, zoo veterinarian, weighs a black-and-white ruffed lemur at the family-owned Palmyre Zoo in the pine forest of Les Mathes, in the Charente Maritime region, western France, November 20, 2013.   REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Thierry Petit, zoo veterinarian, weighs a black-and-white ruffed lemur at the family-owned Palmyre Zoo in the pine forest of Les Mathes, in the Charente Maritime region, western France, November 20, 2013. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Thierry Petit, zoo veterinarian, weighs a black-and-white ruffed lemur at the family-owned Palmyre Zoo in the pine forest of Les Mathes, in the Charente Maritime region, western France, November 20, 2013. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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