MIAMI (WSVN) - An endangered animal native to South America is recovering, Friday, after undergoing surgery at Zoo Miami.
Veterinarians operated on a 10-foot Orinoco crocodile that had an infected wound on its leg. Zoo officials said it was most likely caused by a bite from another crocodile.
The 13-year-old reptile had to be immobilized for the treatment, but the procedure was successful.
Orinoco crocodiles are a critically endangered species native to Colombia and Venezuela.
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