Kigali Gets a Root Canal

Kigali and her Dentist

I have no earthy idea how you give a gorilla a root canal, but fortunately, the National Zoo sure does.  Veterinarians at the Zoo discovered recently that Kigali, a 15-year old lowlands gorilla, had a fracture in a tooth, and they handled the dental work, as well as a heart checkup, in a procedure today.

Kigali should return to her habitat in the coming days.  In the meantime, it would be highly unwise to make fun of her inability to drink soup without spilling, okay?  It’s just not polite.

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