Sunday, 19 June 2016

Kenyan lioness given second lease on life after open air surgery


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– A lioness received life saving surgery after being wounded in what was believed to be hunting gone wrong in the Maasai Mara
– The animal had a quarter of its left side flunked ripped out and its insides exposed
– Vets later released the lioness to go back to its cubs
Kenyan lioness given second lease on life after open air surgery
A severely wounded lioness at the Maasai Mara reserve. Photo: Twitter/Young Pablo @AdamMaina
Veterinarians at the Maasai Mara reserve conducted an open air surgery on a lioness today morning, Saturday, June 18, after being wounded in a hunting incident.
Kenyan lioness given second lease on life after open air surgery
Vets stitch up the potentially fatal wound on a lioness at the Maasai Mara. Photo: Young Pablo
The lioness was sedated and the potentially fatal wound stitched up.
Kenyan lioness given second lease on life after open air surgery
A lioness in the Mara reserve recuperates after being stitched up. Photo: Young Pablo
The lioness was then later released into the wilderness with its cubs.
Kenyan lioness given second lease on life after open air surgery
The lioness with its cubs at the game reserve. Photo: Young Pablo
Had it not been treated on time, the wound would have gotten infected and the lioness would have eventually died.
Maasai Mara is said to be the top recipient of tourists visiting protected areas among al 57 marine and land reserves in the country, with the wildebeest migration being the main attraction.
With the numerous hotels found within the reserve, the park receives not less than 200,000 foreign tourists annually.
Image: Twitter/Young Pablo

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