On May 7, 2014, Mango, a Syrian brown bear, underwent surgery at Israel's Ramat Gan Zoological Park. Mango's gait had recently become sluggish, and the great creature didn't seem fond of standing up. It turned out the bear had a slipped disc between his second and third vertebrae, a condition whose incidence in bears is unknown. No bear of Mango's size has previously been treated for the condition, making his surgery something of an event.
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