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Perth Zoo Orangutan Leaves the Zoo for Health Check

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: January 21, 2021 4:10 pm

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Dinar the Sumatran orangutan returns to his enclosure after his health check

Photo Credit: Perth Zoo

Dinar, a male Sumatran orangutan from Perth Zoo in Australia has gone off site for the first time since he arrived from Toronto Zoo in 2004. He was taken to the specialist veterinary center, Animalius in Bayswater where he underwent a head CT to check his eyes.

To ensure this VIP (very important primate) was anesthetized for as little time as possible he travelled with a police escort which helped to keep him moving through the holiday traffic.

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Video Credit: Perth Zoo

Keepers at the Perth Zoo had recently become concerned by Dinar's eyes. His right eye had become inflamed with the lens showing some discoloration. He underwent a thorough check by both a veterinary and human opthalmologist and a head CT to rule out glaucoma.

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Dinar recovered well from his trip out and is now being monitored by keepers. They were happy to be able to rule out glaucoma.

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Dinar the Sumatran orangutan during his CT scan

Photo Credit: Perth Zoo

Learn more about Sumatran orangutans here – Sumatran Orangutan | The Animal Facts


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