Burned Baby Mountain Lion Gets Paw Up From Fish

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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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