Some things we see in this world blow our minds. One such thing is a Silverback Gorilla getting a routine cardiac workout at a veterinary school.
Thanks to a veterinarian student, atodaso, that’s exactly what you’re about to see. These photos are awesome.
Seeing this massive, extraordinary beast incapacitated is a sight in itself.
Knowing this animal could tear the entire room apart if he woke up is terrifying.
The student admitted it was a little scary, but the drugs were tested thoroughly so they knew it would be okay.
Gorillas are really prone to cardiac disease when in captivity, so this was a routine workup.
The student wrote, “We kept him intubated for as long as possible. Before we took him off of gas, we administered a good dose of an opiod to slow the recovery.”
“We also made sure to pad his recovery room if there was any dysphoria.”
What a magnificent creature.
One I would prefer to avoid.
And that enormous foot is one reason why.
Amazing. It almost makes me want to be a veterinary student. Almost.
Share these remarkable photos with others. Silverback Gorilla demands it.