|Tiger getting a root canal via MSNBC|
The tiger lives at the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama (USA). And during a routine medical exam, they discovered his tooth had been broken, so they vets their decided that in order to save the tooth, a root canal was needed. Ouch!
|operation, headed by Dr. Gaddis via AL.com|
The tiger, whose name is Kumar, is 13 years old and is 235 pounds. He's a Malayan tiger, which is an endangered species.
|closeup of the operation from al.com|
- MSNBC's PhotoBlog Birmingham Zoo's Kumar the Tiger gets a root canal
- Birmingham Zoo's Malayan tiger gets root canal, slide show and video from AL.com; also has a little information on dental care for zoo animals, Dr. Gaddis's other zoo operations and an article
- Malayan Tiger information from Wikipedia