A vet team in Devon has saved the life of a baboon twice in one afternoon - with the help of the Bee Gees.
When four-year-old female Hamadryas baboon Aunt Bessie collapsed and her heart stopped, head vet Ghislaine Sayers at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park performed external cardiac massage - with the Bee Gees song 'Staying Alive' playing in her head.
She said: "A baboon's heart rate is similar to that of a young human - the British Heart Foundation's TV commercial used the song because it's a good prompt for the rate of cardiac massage, even for trained professionals!"
Aunt Bessie was rushed to the zoo's Vet Centre after she collapsed before Christmas.
Ghislaine said: "Aunt Bessie was brought to the vet centre unconscious. She was thin and dehydrated, with negligible blood glucose and low blood pressure causing a slow heart rate and weak pulse."
"Almost an hour after arriving at the vet centre her heart was beating steadily at a normal rate and her pulse was stronger."
The team continued to give her fluids to make sure she was fully hydrated. They also took the chance to take x-rays and give her a thorough clinical examination, taking blood samples and repeatedly checking blood glucose levels.
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