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Perth Zoo Lion Takes a Trip to the Dentist

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: December 5, 2021 11:19 pm

Perth Zoo Lion Visits the Dentist

Makeba the African lion is treated by a dentist at Perth Zoo

Photo Credit: Perth Zoo

Makeba, a six year old African lion at Perth Zoo has been visited by the dentist after having some trouble with her upper left canine. She had made her way from NSW to her new home in Perth with a questionable canine.

Keepers had been watching over Makeba since her arrival and were concerned that the tooth had deteriorated and may now have an infection which required attention.

As a predator an African lion does not give many clinical signs that they have a toothache. While keepers knew she was grumpy they did not know the extent of the issue until she had been anaesthetised.

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Following inspection by the dentist it was discovered that the canine was irreparable and needed to be removed. These teeth can reach up to 10cm long meaning it required plenty of skill to remove.

Luckily the procedure was a roaring success and Makeba is now back in her enclosure enjoying soft foods such as chicken and turkey.

In the wild most lions with a tooth infection would unfortunately pass away. Luckily Makeba is safe in the sanctuary of the zoo with keepers and vets to keep her safe. Luckily Makeba has returned to the savanna alongside her sister Uzuri.

Learn more about African Lions here – African Lion Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about the Perth Zoo on their website – Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo Lion Visits the Dentist

Makeba the African lion is treated by a dentist at Perth Zoo

Photo Credit: Perth Zoo

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