Dikko Swims Again!


When Dikko the monitor lizard came in, a huge laceration was noticed on his right side near the base of his tail. Unsure of what caused the skin tear, we went ahead with treatment. He also had severe stomatitis (inflammation of the mouth) which may have been caused from being immunocompromised- a common condition amongst reptiles who are stressed and injured.

It was weeks of intensive treatment which included medications, damaged tissue removal, cleaning his wound and oral cavity (not easy with a 14kg lizard!) and tube feeding, since he had lost a couple of teeth. Along with some stretches in the sun and lots of fluids, Dikko slowly got stronger (could whip us with his mighty tail) and eventually was ready for release!

#RescueRehabRelease #MonitorLizard #SoProud #ACRES

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ACRES (Animal Concerns Research & Education Society) is a pioneering Singapore-based charity and Institution of Public Character, founded by Singaporeans in 2001 with the aim of promoting animal welfare.

ACRES has six focus areas: Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Wildlife Crime Investigation, Zoo Animal Welfare, Humane Education, Community Outreach and Promoting Cruelty-Free Living.

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