Burned Baby Mountain Lion Gets Paw Up From Fish

Sterilized fish skin was used as bandage on the mountain lion kitten’s paw to cover the burned tissue. It is hoped the process will speed healing.

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Veterinarians used sterilized tilapia skin to create a bandage that was sutured onto the mountain lion kitten’s paw to cover the burned tissue. It is hoped the process will speed healing. (Photo: California Department of Fish and Wildlife)

A young mountain lion kitten who had been severely burned in the California wildfires received a unique procedure from veterinarians. Doctors in Brazil developed the technique which uses sterilized fish (tilapia) skin to cover the burned areas on the paws.

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For more information, please visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Facebook page.

 

 

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