There is high optimism at the level of progress made by ‘Chaos’ the Lion.
A 16-year-old lion named Chaos is doing “extremely well” after undergoing its first radiation treatment session for skin cancer at a Muelmed Mediclinic in the City of Tshwane on Tuesday morning.
“Chaos is our very first lion. We have just offloaded him. He is a bit drowsy but he is doing very well,” his owner, Kara Heynis, of Lory Park Zoo.
More treatment is expected next week. Chaos is due back at the hospital for three more treatments.
“We’re a registered zoological facility so he was accompanied at all times and had all the necessary permits.
“We started the whole process of transporting him to the hospital at 10:30 and returned back home at 13:15,” Heynis said.
Chaos was treated by a team of five radiation therapists, as well as one radiation oncologist.
“There were no other human patients around while he was treated and he came into the hospital through a back door,” Radiation Specialist, Hanri Reynolds stated.