Our big cats have regular check ups. This is how you do a clinical exam on a lion!
Based on site at Paignton Zoo, our veterinary associates and vet nurses look after the animals at Wild Planet Trust's zoo sites, they also do a wide range of work towards our ongoing conservation projects.
Regular health checks are routine procedure at our zoo sites, Paignton Zoo, Newquay Zoo and Living Coasts, it is important that all of our animals are healthy and in tip top shape. But what exactly goes into one of these check ups?
Ghislaine, head of veterinary services, goes through how we clinically examine one of our most fearsome creatures - the lion. In this video you'll see how a zoo vet would go about checking over the mighty animal, albeit a cuddly toy version, but you'll also get to some real life behind the scenes lion examination on our male Asiatic lion Lucifer!
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