10/1/2012

Hati, Zoo Miami's male Malayan tiger, underwent a two-and-a-half-hour root canal on Wednesday after breaking a mandibular canine tooth a few months ago. Dentist K. Randall Groh performed the procedure with the assistance of zoo veterinarians Chriss Miller and Meredith Persky. Hati is doing well and may even feel ready to mate, according to zoo staff, who say the sore tooth was likely preventing Hati from mating because biting is common behavior for mating tigers.

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