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It wasn't the typical surgery for a group of doctors in the Miami area but then again it wasn't typical patient.
For the first time veterinarians have reconstructed the face of a ten foot long -- fifty pound American crocodile.
The -- had its face crushed by a -- our.
-- -- that really enabled the heat for three months.
Wildlife officials brought the -- -- them to the metro zoo there in Miami and doctors from a local veterinary hospital.
Volunteered to do the surgery.
-- -- now is doctor Jennifer Regis she assisted with the surgery on what we're now calling robo crop while this is kinda cool how long did this take how bad a shape -- this -- induct.
I -- some pretty bad shape this surgery it felt that about four hours to complete what did you do specifically.
Basically what we did the way.
Reconstruct the top part of its -- we used for.
Is stabilize the top part of the job.
Went in 41 additional fees that keep everything in place.
Now does he still have the -- that every -- supposed to have.
I'm we believe spell it -- after investors it was -- Complete that I was pretty scary.
And what happens to said crop now.
Op right now where at this cheating and that they can get his strength back.
And we're hoping that he can you get enough energy -- that he can begin the heat on -- -- Ultimately we would like to.
Get into the point where he can released back into the -- That would be cool we're gonna get a camera down there trying to take some pictures as we think that's really adjusting doctor congratulations nice talk to you.
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