Canine teeth (they are called canine teeth, even though they are in a feline animal!) are very important for grabbing and killing prey. This cheetah will hopefully be re-released in the near future, and thus having all four canine teeth functional is very important for him to be able to hunt successfully in the wild. The tooth with the root canal was rechecked and the filling was partially replaced.
|Canine tooth after root canal|
|Skin after three biopsies taken and the skin was sutured|
PS Don’t hold your breath for the results of what the lip mass actually is; sometimes it takes weeks to months for us to get those results from the laboratory, unfortunately, which is very frustrating for us, too. I will update when we do get the result.