A tiger in Tampa Bay, Florida had one heck of a tummy ache… he had a 4-pound hairball in his belly!
Ty, the 17-year-old Tiger, had to undergo an operation after ultrasounds showed he had a basketball sized obstruction in his stomach.
The staff at the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation center realized something was wrong with Ty when he basically refused to eat for two weeks.
The founder of the center said:
"He's sort of like my biggest baby. This is my kid. This tiger means more to me than any cat that I have. I'm very thankful that we found what it is. That it's not some tumor, cancerous."
We're so glad that it was only a hairball!
Ty is recovering well since the surgery and should hopefully make a full recovery!
Check out the video (above) to learn a little bit more about exactly what happened to Ty the tiger!
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