When a lion underwent surgery to remove a tumour

An Israeli vet operated on an eight-year-old 440-pound African lion to remove a tumour from its stomach. The lion, Samouni, underwent about two hours of surgery involving a biopsy and the removal of the tumour.

Veterinarian Dr Yigal Horowitz and the staff at the Ramat Gan Safari performed the two-hour operation. The lion is expected to be back on his feet by Thursday.

The tumour will now be sent for analysis to determine whether it is benign or malignant.

Here are some images of Samouni being taken for the surgery, operated on and recuperating.


Samouni, the lion, being transported to the Wildlife Hospital of Ramat Gan Zoo Safari to undergo a two-hour surgery and biopsy to remove a stomach tumor, near Tel Aviv, on Wednesday. Pic/AFP


Staff at the Wildlife Hospital of Ramat Gan Zoo Safari near Tel Aviv get Samouni ready for his surgery on Wednesday. Pic/AFP


A vet operates on Samouni during a two-hour surgery and biopsy to remove a stomach tumor. Pic/AFP


A vet operates on Samouni during a two-hour surgery and biopsy to remove a stomach tumor. Pic/AFP

Staff at the Wildlife Hospital of Ramat Gan Zoo Safari near Tel Aviv check Samouni's vital signs during his surgery on Wednesday. Pic/AFP

Samouni, an 8-year-old African lion, rests on a bed as zoo veterinarians and staff watch him after surgery in the Ramat Gan Zoological Center's animal hospital near Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday. The 200-kilogram (440-pound) African lion went in for surgery to remove a tumour from his stomach. Pic/AP/PTI

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