Flamingo Gets Prosthetic Leg

(Photo: International Business Times)

A flamingo that lives in a zoo in São Paulo, Brazil lost one of his legs due to an infection. But now he's standing tall and proud on his new prosthetic one. The 7-inch leg is made of carbon fiber and silicone. The flamingo is already hobbling along on it well. He's taken to tucking it under his body and standing on his remaining natural leg. The International Business Times reports:

Veterinarians at the zoo say once the flamingo has mastered hobbling around on its new leg, it will be reintroduced to its group on the zoo grounds.

"[The flamingo] is slowly getting physically rehabilitated and the muscles in the legs getting stronger so it can join the group," zoo veterinarian Andre Costa, said.

-via The Soul Is Bone


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