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Patient of a Different Stripe

Patient of a Different StripeA Bengal tiger is doing well after a procedure at the Cummings School.

Medford/Somerville, Mass. [11.30.09]

"Taja," a two-year-old white Bengal tiger, is recovering well following a minimally invasive spaying procedure at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine on Nov. 19.

The 180-lb white tiger, a resident of Southwick's Zoo in Mendon, Mass., was the second of two tigers to have the routine procedure done laparoscopically at the Cummings School's Foster Hospital for Small Animals. (Read more about the first tiger, Kya.)

Watch this video detailing the procedure and view photos from the surgery. Read more about Taja's visit to the Cummings School.

Video by Marc Serra Productions. Photos by Andy Cunningham, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
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