Tiger in India to soon get 'Prosthetic Paw', Watch video
Perhaps for the first time in the world, leading veterinary doctors of the Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries Science University (MAFSU) and a top orthopedic surgeon have joined hands for prosthesis in a male tiger at Nagpur’s Gorewada Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Centre. A prosthetic limb will be implanted on the tiger named Sahebrao. His paw had to be amputed in 2012 after it was caught in a steel trap laid by poachers. Prosthesis is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part which may be lost through trauma, disease, or congenital conditions. Prosthetics are intended to restore the normal functions of the missing body part.'