Friday, July 07, 2006

Great Ape Will Undergo Unique Surgery

A 27-year old male ape living at the Great Ape Trust in Des Moines will undergo a unique surgery Friday.

Doctors will fix a hernia on P-Suke's lower abdominal wall. It's believed to be one of the first surgeries of its kind on a great ape. Experts don't know what caused the hernia, but say P-Suke doesn't seem to be in pain.

The surgery will take less than an hour and will take place at Des Moines University.

Story here.

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