Silverback scuffle: Gorilla gets jaw surgery after battle at zoo
OMAHA, Neb. – It was a bit of a zoo at the Nebraska Medical Center over the weekend, when a special patient came in for jaw surgery.
Motuba, a 27-year-old silverback gorilla, needed a CT scan after a scuffle Thursday night with another gorilla, said Doug Armstrong, director of animal health at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo. The zoo can't perform the scan, so it contacted the hospital, whose staff has been consulted on animal cases in the past.