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A Severely Injured Macaque Arrives at WFFT Wildlife Hospital for Urgent Care

Last week we received a call from help from some veterinary colleagues at a pet hospital in Bangkok who had received a severely injured adult male long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) who had been found by a lady in Ayutthaya. She informed the staff at the Crystalpet Hospital in Bangkok that the monkey had been dumped at the temple as an unwanted pet. She had seen him unable to move sat in a shallow pond for sometime and got worried. The lady captured him and rushed him straight to the clinic who asked if we could house him at the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre. After a full health check it was found the ‘Jok’ as we have called, had two very badly broken legs. We do not know what caused this but it was sure a huge incident as the breaks in his legs were very severe as you can see from the x-rays. Two days ago the WFFT Vet Team were joined by a group of other veterinarians, orthopaedic surgeons, who came to fix his legs using metal plates and pins. The surgery went well and for now Jok is recovering well at the WFFT Wildlife Hospital. We will keep you posted on his progress.

 

Watch his surgery video here:

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