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Myanmar bear with giant tongue saved by veterinarian team

Myanmar bear with giant tongue saved by veterinarian team

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Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A team of veterinarians traveled to Myanmar to perform surgery on a bear with a tongue so large, it dragged on the floor."I've worked with bears for over 10 years and I've never seen anything like it," said Heather Bacon of the University of Edinburgh's royal school of veterinary studies, according to the Guardian. "It's pretty astonishing."The bear's name is Nyan htoo and he had almost been captured by traffickers who would have sent him to China tobe killed for his gall bladder bile, which is in high demand there for use in traditional medicine. But fortunately for Nyan htoo, monks came to the rescue and took him to a monastery in rural Myanmar. His tongue, which weighed almost 7 pounds, was so large he had to rest his head against the side of his cage to support its wei...
How 2 surgeons, bomb expert saved a soldier with a grenade in his torso

How 2 surgeons, bomb expert saved a soldier with a grenade in his torso

Health
It was a sunny spring day in eastern Afghanistan on March 16, 2006, when U.S. army soldiers in the Alpha Company headed out on patrol into the heart of Taliban country. Capt. Billy Mariani, Private Channing Moss and Staff Sgt. Eric Wynn were part of a convoy on the move, with Moss manning a gun in the vehicle. Also on the Humvee with them was an army medic named Jared Angell, whom the men called simply, “Doc.” Watch the full story on "20/20: The Good Doctors: Brilliance and Bravery," Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 10 p.m. on ABC. As the convoy entered a narrow stream bed, surrounded by higher ground, Wynn said suddenly there was a “pop.” “We’re under attack,” Moss said. “We just got ambushed.” The men got into position as bullets cut through the air; the bullets then became rocket-propelled gr