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Cameron Park Zoo's baby orangutan diagnosed with an inguinal hernia

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Posted at 11:36 AM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 12:36:59-04

Cameron Park Zoo said that the new orangutan baby, Razak, has been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia.

An inguinal hernia is a protrusion of abdominal cavity contents through the inguinal canal.

The zoo said this is a common condition in human infants, but it requires surgery to correct.

They said that the zoo’s veterinarian has put together a team of specialist for the procedure.

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