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Luckiest (Bewildered) Animals

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published June 14, 2017

Luckiest (Bewildered) Animals

In December, a 400-pound black bear at the Palm Beach, Florida, zoo ("Clark") got a root canal from dentist Jan Bellows, to fix a painful fractured tooth.

In January, a pet ferret ("Zelda") in Olathe, Kansas, received a pacemaker from Kansas State University doctors, who said Zelda should thus be able to live the ferret's normal life span. (3) In January, an overly prolific male African tortoise ("Bert"), of Norwich, England, who had developed arthritis from excessive "mounting," was fitted with wheels on the back of his shell to ease stress on his legs. [WPTV (West Palm Beach, 12-16-2016] [Associated Press via Kansas City Star, 1-31-2017] [BBC News, 1-13-2017]