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The gorilla Barney and his photos in the middle of a medical examination become a sensation; already recovers

“Barney”, a huge male gorilla silver-backed, 28-year-old and 175 kilos who lives in the Miami Zoo, He became the sensation on social networks thanks to some photographs in which he is seen anesthetized on a clinical table and tubed for a medical examination.

After undergoing this test and receiving treatment, Barney is recovering satisfactorily, the specialists who treat him reported.

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The shocking images were uploaded by Ron Magill, the zoo’s communications director, to his Twitter account, which has thousands of followers.

“These are the photos I took of ‘Barney’ as he was subjected to a thorough examination at the Miami Zoo.Magill pointed out on social networks in reference to the gorilla that veterinarians and specialists attended and performed a medical examination due to the “persistent cough” he showed.

Several Miami-Dade County animal medicine specialists performed additional blood tests and X-ray tests on the ape and indicated that “There is a concern” that you may have pneumonia.

After performing a bronchoscopy, the “initial indications are that ‘Barney’ may be suffering from pneumonia,” although the results of laboratory cultures are still awaited, said Gregory Holt, a pulmonologist at the University of Miami (UM) in a statement. .

Veterinary cardiologist Dewey Carpenter also participated in the medical examination of the ape, who performed a ultrasound test of “Barney’s” heart.

The gorilla Barney and his photos in the middle of a medical examination become a sensation;  already recovers

PHOTO: EFE

Adult male gorillas often suffer from hypertension and heart disease, and although “Barney’s” blood pressure was normal, the cardiologist “found that his heart was slightly enlarged, but” within normal limits for a gorilla of his age, “said the institution in a statement.

“Barney” also received the vaccine against rabies and tetanus.

After completing the medical exams, “Barney” rejoined his habitat at the Miami Zoo.

With information from EFE.

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