Lion at Minot zoo recovering from root canalMINOT, N.D. (AP) — Zoo officials in Minot say a 460-pound male lion is doing well after receiving a root canal.
By: Associated Press, Associated Press
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Zoo officials in Minot say a 460-pound male lion is doing well after receiving a root canal.
Roosevelt Park Zoo Director David Merritt tells the Minot Daily News (http://bit.ly/15RI3Ub ) that Kiota the lion fractured one of its prominent canine teeth and underwent dental surgery on Monday.
Merritt says the dental work on the big cat was a first at the zoo.
Officials say it took about eight people to heft the lion onto an operating table that was loaned to the zoo by a local hospital. The root canal only took about an hour.
Merritt called it a "roaring success."