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Surgery saves chimp's life

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SURGERY to repair a chimpanzee's fractured leg became a ‘race to save her life’ when surgeons found that the leg was severely infected and would need to be amputated for the animal to survive.

Manka, a nine-year-old female chimpanzee living in a forest sanctuary in Cameroon, broke its leg just above the knee following a fall from a tree. Specialised surgery was needed to fix the fracture and two UK veterinary surgeons, Sharon …

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