CREATING a wash by having a hungry hippo could function as the key to saving children’s chompers*.
Faced with a number that is increasing* of hospitalised with decaying teeth, Dental Health service Victoria provides requested help from the hippopotamuses.
Just like her peoples website visitors, the massive hippos at Werribee Open Range Zoo need her teeth cleansed each day.
Together with the Victorian dental care organisation, the hippos will probably be made use of for instance to describe one’s teeth heath message to households with information showed from the enclosure*. One in every 1000 kiddies under five is actually hospitalised to treat decay and oral Health solutions Victoria President Dr Deborah Cole stated they required a way that is new obtain the content across.
Zoos Victoria Chief Executive Officer Dr Jenny Gray said she welcomed the chance to engage* visitors with vital messages on their own as well as their animals.
“Like humans, hippos have to take great proper care of their particular teeth and our keepers’ brush their
teeth and gum tissue daily to help keep all of them tidy and healthier,” she stated.
It is not merely hippos which get their own teeth washed at a zoo but also orangutans, sun bears and various other crunching creatures.