Authors: By TIMBERLY ROSS
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- If things were a little bananas at the Nebraska Medical Center this weekend, it might be because of a special patient who needed jaw surgery.
A 27-year-old silverback gorilla named Motuba was brought in Saturday for a CT scan after a scuffle with another gorilla. Doug Armstrong, director of animal health at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, says the zoo doesn't can't perform the scan.
Motuba is among four silverbacks that socialize together at the zoo. Armstrong says Motuba and one of the younger gorillas apparently got into a physical confrontation that left the older gorilla with a fractured jaw that pushed three of his teeth outward.
Amstrong says after surveying the extent of the Motuba's injuries, surgery was done to remove a piece of bone and the askew teeth.