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Back Surgery for Bears

Bear Back

Photo Credit: Ramat Gan Safari/FLASH90

Mango, a 19-year-old male Syrian brown bear, rests on a bed as zoo veterinarians and staff prepare him for surgery in the Ramat Gan Zoological Center’s animal hospital near Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

The 250 kilogram (550 pound) Syrian brown bear is going into surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back after it was discovered in an x-ray.

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