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<p>A Sumatran tiger cub snarls as it is lifted by veterinary staff during a health check in its enclosure at Chester Zoo in northern England July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Noble</p>

A Sumatran tiger cub snarls as it is lifted by veterinary staff during a health check in its enclosure at Chester Zoo in northern England July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Noble

A Sumatran tiger cub snarls as it is lifted by veterinary staff during a health check in its enclosure at Chester Zoo in northern England July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>A veterinarian prepares a hippopotamus, known as "Orion," for dental treatment at the Zoo Santa Fe in Medellin January 27, 2010. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera</p>

A veterinarian prepares a hippopotamus, known as "Orion," for dental treatment at the Zoo Santa Fe in Medellin January 27, 2010. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera

A veterinarian prepares a hippopotamus, known as "Orion," for dental treatment at the Zoo Santa Fe in Medellin January 27, 2010. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera

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<p>Petra the koala receives her medication after an operation at Sydney Wildlife World March 5, 2008.    REUTERS/Mick Tsikas</p>

Petra the koala receives her medication after an operation at Sydney Wildlife World March 5, 2008. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

Petra the koala receives her medication after an operation at Sydney Wildlife World March 5, 2008. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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<p>Fafa, a lioness that is nearly 18-year-old, undergoes a CT scan at the veterinary clinic in Brasilia August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino</p>

Fafa, a lioness that is nearly 18-year-old, undergoes a CT scan at the veterinary clinic in Brasilia August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Fafa, a lioness that is nearly 18-year-old, undergoes a CT scan at the veterinary clinic in Brasilia August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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<p>Fafa, a lioness that is nearly 18-year-old, receives a CT scan at the veterinary clinic in Brasilia August 7, 2012.  REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino</p>

Fafa, a lioness that is nearly 18-year-old, receives a CT scan at the veterinary clinic in Brasilia August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Fafa, a lioness that is nearly 18-year-old, receives a CT scan at the veterinary clinic in Brasilia August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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<p>A Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) eats fruits after a medical examination by veterinarian Hanna Vielgrader (L) and animal keeper Nicole Samek at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer</p>

A Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) eats fruits after a medical examination by veterinarian Hanna Vielgrader (L) and animal keeper Nicole Samek at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer

A Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) eats fruits after a medical examination by veterinarian Hanna Vielgrader (L) and animal keeper Nicole Samek at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer

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<p>A veterinarian carries a one-week old white lion cub after feeding it at Parque Loro Zoo in Puebla July 24, 2012.  REUTERS/Imelda Medina</p>

A veterinarian carries a one-week old white lion cub after feeding it at Parque Loro Zoo in Puebla July 24, 2012. REUTERS/Imelda Medina

A veterinarian carries a one-week old white lion cub after feeding it at Parque Loro Zoo in Puebla July 24, 2012. REUTERS/Imelda Medina

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<p>Alternative medicine specialist Mor Mosinzon (L) treats Pedang, a 14-year-old male Sumatran tiger suffering from a chronic ear infection, with acupuncture at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv June 9, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

Alternative medicine specialist Mor Mosinzon (L) treats Pedang, a 14-year-old male Sumatran tiger suffering from a chronic ear infection, with acupuncture at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv June 9, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Alternative medicine specialist Mor Mosinzon (L) treats Pedang, a 14-year-old male Sumatran tiger suffering from a chronic ear infection, with acupuncture at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv June 9, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A veterinarian of Kasetsart University helps an endangered black vulture exercise its wings in Bangkok January 16, 2007. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom</p>

A veterinarian of Kasetsart University helps an endangered black vulture exercise its wings in Bangkok January 16, 2007. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

A veterinarian of Kasetsart University helps an endangered black vulture exercise its wings in Bangkok January 16, 2007. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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<p>A dog undergoes acupuncture therapy for a facial spasm at a vet clinic in north China's Tianjin municipality June 22, 2007. REUTERS/Vincent Du</p>

A dog undergoes acupuncture therapy for a facial spasm at a vet clinic in north China's Tianjin municipality June 22, 2007. REUTERS/Vincent Du

A dog undergoes acupuncture therapy for a facial spasm at a vet clinic in north China's Tianjin municipality June 22, 2007. REUTERS/Vincent Du

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<p>An X-ray image of a penguin is seen at a veterinary clinic in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province June 11, 2010.  REUTERS/Lang Lang</p>

An X-ray image of a penguin is seen at a veterinary clinic in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province June 11, 2010. REUTERS/Lang Lang

An X-ray image of a penguin is seen at a veterinary clinic in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province June 11, 2010. REUTERS/Lang Lang

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<p>Male lion Tyson receives dental treatment at a veterinary clinic in Medellin September 15, 2011.  REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera</p>

Male lion Tyson receives dental treatment at a veterinary clinic in Medellin September 15, 2011. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera

Male lion Tyson receives dental treatment at a veterinary clinic in Medellin September 15, 2011. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera

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<p>Students of the Universidade do Amazonas (Amazon University) measure a pale-throated sloth (Bradypus tridactylus), a species of three-toed sloth that inhabits tropical rainforests in northern South America, at the Sauim Castanheira Wildlife Refuge in Manaus, July 24, 2012.  REUTERS/Bruno Kelly</p>

Students of the Universidade do Amazonas (Amazon University) measure a pale-throated sloth (Bradypus tridactylus), a species of three-toed sloth that inhabits tropical rainforests in northern South America, at the Sauim Castanheira Wildlife Refuge in...more

Students of the Universidade do Amazonas (Amazon University) measure a pale-throated sloth (Bradypus tridactylus), a species of three-toed sloth that inhabits tropical rainforests in northern South America, at the Sauim Castanheira Wildlife Refuge in Manaus, July 24, 2012. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

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<p>The piglet known across the internet as Chris P. Bacon examines his new wheelchair on the office floor of veterinarian and owner Len Lucerno in Clermont, Florida February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Scott Audette</p>

The piglet known across the internet as Chris P. Bacon examines his new wheelchair on the office floor of veterinarian and owner Len Lucerno in Clermont, Florida February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Scott Audette

The piglet known across the internet as Chris P. Bacon examines his new wheelchair on the office floor of veterinarian and owner Len Lucerno in Clermont, Florida February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Scott Audette

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<p>A veterinarian attends to "Puntung", a newly captured female Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) in Lahad Datu, in Malaysia's state of Sabah on Borneo island January 12, 2012.  REUTERS/Angie Teo</p>

A veterinarian attends to "Puntung", a newly captured female Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) in Lahad Datu, in Malaysia's state of Sabah on Borneo island January 12, 2012. REUTERS/Angie Teo

A veterinarian attends to "Puntung", a newly captured female Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) in Lahad Datu, in Malaysia's state of Sabah on Borneo island January 12, 2012. REUTERS/Angie Teo

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<p>The San Diego Zoo?s 15-week-old giant panda is photographed during his weekly veterinary exam in San Diego, California, November 17, 2009.    REUTERS/Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo/Handout</p>

The San Diego Zoo?s 15-week-old giant panda is photographed during his weekly veterinary exam in San Diego, California, November 17, 2009. REUTERS/Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo/Handout

The San Diego Zoo?s 15-week-old giant panda is photographed during his weekly veterinary exam in San Diego, California, November 17, 2009. REUTERS/Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo/Handout

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<p>Veterinary doctors take the blood of a tranquilized female Przewalski's horse for tests, at a farm at the village of Dolni Dobrejov near the city of Tabor June 14, 2011, before it is transported to the military airport in Prague for its eventual return to Mongolia.    REUTERS/Petr Josek</p>

Veterinary doctors take the blood of a tranquilized female Przewalski's horse for tests, at a farm at the village of Dolni Dobrejov near the city of Tabor June 14, 2011, before it is transported to the military airport in Prague for its eventual...more

Veterinary doctors take the blood of a tranquilized female Przewalski's horse for tests, at a farm at the village of Dolni Dobrejov near the city of Tabor June 14, 2011, before it is transported to the military airport in Prague for its eventual return to Mongolia. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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<p>Richie Moretti, (R) and other staff members at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida, perform a final examination of a federally protected loggerhead sea turtle before releasing it off the Florida Keys near Marathon,  September 14, 2011.  REUTERS/Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/Handout</p>

Richie Moretti, (R) and other staff members at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida, perform a final examination of a federally protected loggerhead sea turtle before releasing it off the Florida Keys near Marathon, September 14, 2011. ...more

Richie Moretti, (R) and other staff members at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida, perform a final examination of a federally protected loggerhead sea turtle before releasing it off the Florida Keys near Marathon, September 14, 2011. REUTERS/Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/Handout

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<p>A veterinarian checks on Anyin, a sick orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), as it waits to be transported to a hospital, in Pontianak, west Kalimantan province June 23, 2012. REUTERS/Amelia William</p>

A veterinarian checks on Anyin, a sick orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), as it waits to be transported to a hospital, in Pontianak, west Kalimantan province June 23, 2012. REUTERS/Amelia William

A veterinarian checks on Anyin, a sick orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), as it waits to be transported to a hospital, in Pontianak, west Kalimantan province June 23, 2012. REUTERS/Amelia William

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<p>People queue up with their pets outside the Anclivepa-SP veterinarian hospital, financed by Sao Paulo's municipal government, which opened two months ago offering free health care for the pets of low-income residents, in Sao Paulo August 22, 2012.  REUTERS/Nacho Doce</p>

People queue up with their pets outside the Anclivepa-SP veterinarian hospital, financed by Sao Paulo's municipal government, which opened two months ago offering free health care for the pets of low-income residents, in Sao Paulo August 22, 2012. ...more

People queue up with their pets outside the Anclivepa-SP veterinarian hospital, financed by Sao Paulo's municipal government, which opened two months ago offering free health care for the pets of low-income residents, in Sao Paulo August 22, 2012. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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<p>A veterinarian gives a dog a medical examination at the Ukrainian border guard dog training center near Velyki Mosty village, about 50 km (30miles) northwest of Lviv June 16, 2009. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich</p>

A veterinarian gives a dog a medical examination at the Ukrainian border guard dog training center near Velyki Mosty village, about 50 km (30miles) northwest of Lviv June 16, 2009. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A veterinarian gives a dog a medical examination at the Ukrainian border guard dog training center near Velyki Mosty village, about 50 km (30miles) northwest of Lviv June 16, 2009. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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<p>A baby kangaroo named Tijana peers from the incubator in its enclosure in Belgrade zoo April 16, 2009. REUTERS/Ivan Milutinovic</p>

A baby kangaroo named Tijana peers from the incubator in its enclosure in Belgrade zoo April 16, 2009. REUTERS/Ivan Milutinovic

A baby kangaroo named Tijana peers from the incubator in its enclosure in Belgrade zoo April 16, 2009. REUTERS/Ivan Milutinovic

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<p>Dr. Sharon K. Taylor (L), a veterinarian with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Alonso (R), the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge manager, and others release a crate of Brown Pelicans into the wild in Houma, Louisiana, June 27, 2010.  REUTERS/Robert Brazzell/U.S. Coast Guard photo/Handout</p>

Dr. Sharon K. Taylor (L), a veterinarian with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Alonso (R), the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge manager, and others release a crate of Brown Pelicans into the wild in Houma, Louisiana, June 27, 2010. ...more

Dr. Sharon K. Taylor (L), a veterinarian with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Alonso (R), the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge manager, and others release a crate of Brown Pelicans into the wild in Houma, Louisiana, June 27, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Brazzell/U.S. Coast Guard photo/Handout

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<p>A veterinarian holds a 16-day-old lion cub at the National Zoo in Havana August 7, 2008.  REUTERS/Claudia Daut</p>

A veterinarian holds a 16-day-old lion cub at the National Zoo in Havana August 7, 2008. REUTERS/Claudia Daut

A veterinarian holds a 16-day-old lion cub at the National Zoo in Havana August 7, 2008. REUTERS/Claudia Daut

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<p>North, a Little Penguin, is pushed into the sea by veterinarian Amy Twentyman of the Taronga Zoo at North Curl Curl beach in Sydney March 20, 2009.  REUTERS/Daniel Munoz</p>

North, a Little Penguin, is pushed into the sea by veterinarian Amy Twentyman of the Taronga Zoo at North Curl Curl beach in Sydney March 20, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

North, a Little Penguin, is pushed into the sea by veterinarian Amy Twentyman of the Taronga Zoo at North Curl Curl beach in Sydney March 20, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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