First cesarean section on a cownose ray

Last updated: October 4, 2017 at 16:45 pm

2015, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies (Gatlinburg, Tennessee) – Ripley’s veterinarian Dr. Robert George, performed a cesarean section on a cownose ray (Rhinoptera bonasus) at the aquarium in an effort to save the pup and the mother who was two months overdue. The procedure was successful.

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