How do you X-ray an eel? You’re about to find out!
When our ectotherm keepers noticed that one of the eleven New Zealand longfin eels in our care had a slight bend in its back, they contacted our zoo veterinary team so they could investigate this further. While there isn’t much information about this procedure on longfin eels (a rare event that could even be a New Zealand first!), Dr James Chatterton and the team have experience taking X-rays of sharks and fish using these methods.