Otter at animal sanctuary dies after dental surgery

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An otter that lived with its mate at a Virginia estate and park has died unexpectedly during a dental exam.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Ella was sent from the Maymont estate to an animal hospital after she appeared to have a toothache. Dr. Kelly Gottschalk, the veterinarian who oversaw the procedure, says Ella’s heart stopped while she was under anesthesia. Gottschalk says Ella appeared to have suffered a brain injury during the crisis.

Ella died Sunday. She...

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