12 Nov 2021

Orana Park's Tasmanian Devil Talei has full hip replacement

From First Up, 5:42 am on 12 November 2021

A Tasmanian Devil in New Zealand has been the first of it's kind to have a full hip replacement. Talei the 3-year-old Tasmanian devil was transferred to Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch in 2019 as part of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Ambassador Programme for the endangered marsupials. Yesterday he had his final post-surgery visual check-up and was given the all-clear by vets! Our reporter Ella Stewart, spoke with his vet Ben Davidson from Orana Wildlife Park.