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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Boris the polar bear has a toothache

Medical team members Allison Case, left, and Julie Lemon, holding the tubes delivering oxygen and anesthesia, and Lesanna Lahner, background, attend to Boris, one of three resident polar bears at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium as he received a root canal, eyelid work and an exam Saturday. Boris is 27 years old and weighs 922 pounds.

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