1. Marty the Amur tiger needed to visit the dentist.
2. But he was too big to go to a normal dentist.
3. So, working together, the Highland Wildlife Park’s expert keepers as well as three veterinary staff, two animal dentists and a dental x-ray technician took care of him.
4. Once the procedure was carried out, they transported Marty on a stretcher back to his bedding area.
And he’s feeling great now, says Douglas Richardson, head of Living Collections for the Highland Wildlife Park. “Although normally a straightforward operation, performing any sort of medical procedure on an animal the size of Marty is a complex affair, requiring a lot of planning and coordination. The team were exceptional, working together to ensure the procedure went as smoothly as possible and I am very happy with the outcome.”