75-year-old tortoise undergoes surgery in Sokoto

75-year-old tortoise undergoes surgery in Sokoto

A 75-year-old tortoise in Sokoto has undergone a successful surgery after its shell was crushed by a vehicle.


The 75-year-old tortoise on Tuesday, September 8 underwent a successful shell reconstruction surgery at the Veterinary Clinic in Sokoto.

It was gathered that the septuagenarian was ran over by a vehicle (Hilux) and got his shell cracked and also broken in Argungu, Kebbi State.

A medical team comprising of veterinarians from the clinic and the department of Surgery and Radiology; Faculty Of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo Univeristy Sokoto (UDUS), spent hours on the patient.


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Fortunately, the shell was fixed using circlage wire and screws; and the patient, also, has since returned to Argungu, where he is recuperating.


See photos of a collage photo of the animal recuperating.


In other news, a male hyena has reportedly escaped from a zoo in Imo State.


According to reports reaching us; the hyena escaped from its cage during the early hours of Monday, February 10. The carnivorous animal escaped from the Imo Zoological Garden and Wildlife Park.


The general manager of the park, Francis Abioye, confirmed the development in Owerri.


Mr Abioye, equally important, said that the animal was caught by wildlife experts in the zoo; six hours after its escape.


He also said that the incident caused panic in Nekede, the host community, in Owerri West Local Government Area of the state.


The general manager, who led the operation, said that the animal was recaptured through what he called the “Physical Restricted Method”.

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