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The Conservators’ Center is a nonprofit organization that preserves threatened species through rescuing wildlife in need, responsible captive breeding, and providing educational programs and support worldwide.

A favorite to touring crowds, seven year old male lion Thomas, was sedated and checked out by UNC ENT Drs. Harold Pillsbury, Brent Senior, Cristine Klatt-Cromwell, Adam Campbell, Grace Kim, and Gita Matajadan, and Alamance ENT Dr. Madison Clark. It was determined that Thomas had a middle ear infection and would be prescribed antibiotics to treat the infection.

Reporter on the scene was Michael Abernathy from The Times-News of Burlington. Photo by Sam Roberts of The Times-News of Burlington.

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