Zoo staff prepare Mango, a 19-year-old Syrian brown bear, for his surgery at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv.
Mango suffers from a slipped disk, impairing his mobility and causing pain and will undergo a complicated and unprecedented surgery on his spine in the hope of improving his quality of life, a zoo spokesperson said.
And yes, before anyone asks, I would totally be okay with people taking pictures of me pre-surgery with my face full of tubes. Funny wins. Even if you’re a bear.
Unless the bear gets pissed, in which case I’m really, really, really sorry.
Via NBC News.