It was all hands on deck at a wildlife sanctuary in the Songkhla province after a large female tiger believed to be 20-years-old underwent an operation to remove a two kilogram breast tumour which was later found out to be cancerous.
The capture, sedation and operation was carried out by members of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant conservation (DNP) and medical personnel from the Prince of Songkla University who operated on the tiger known locally as Or Noi last Saturday.
Or Noi was found in 2015 roaming in the Nakhon Pathom province before being captured and relocated to the Tone Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary in Hat Yai in 2016.
Roughly two months ago park officials noticed that Or Noi had developed a large tumour, an exam was carried out last week where medical personnel decided that the tumour needed to be removed as soon as possible.
The operation was a success and the tumour was removed, however there was evidence that cancer had spread to the tiger’s lungs and other vital organs.
It was reported that Or Noi is recovering well following the surgery and medical personnel are now considering treatment options to tackle the tigers existing cancer.
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