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Courageous Animals With Prosthetic Limbs (9 pics)

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  • 13 May, 2014  |
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Losing a limb is tough for a human and it's just as tough for an animal. Especially if they walk around on 4 limbs. Take a look at the devices which gave these animals a new lease on life.

Chris P. Bacon

1 Courageous Animals With Prosthetic Limbs (9 pics)

When Chris P. Bacon was born with malformed hind legs, a vet adopted him and made him a set of wheels from old toys. Chris has now graduated to a more grown-up wheelchair typically used by disabled dogs.

Naki’o


2 Courageous Animals With Prosthetic Limbs (9 pics)

Naki’o, a red heeler mix, was found in a foreclosed home in Nebraska with his legs and tail frozen in puddles of water-turned ice. He became the first dog to receive four prosthetic limbs.

Meadow


3 Courageous Animals With Prosthetic Limbs (9 pics)

Meadow, a calf in New Mexico, lost her hind legs to frostbite. Ranchers rescued her and a team of 15 veterinarians gave her prosthetic limbs.

Motala


4 Courageous Animals With Prosthetic Limbs (9 pics)

This elephant in Thailand lost a front leg in 1999 when she stepped on a land mine. In 2006 she got her first prosthetic limb. She’s received others since then as her weight has changed.

Oscar


5 Courageous Animals With Prosthetic Limbs (9 pics)

Oscar the cat lost his hind legs after a nasty encounter with a farm machine. Instead of being put down, Oscar was outfitted with artificial paws.

Dietmar




6 Courageous Animals With Prosthetic Limbs (9 pics)

After losing its leg in an accident, this white stork was given an artificial limb.

Stork


7 Courageous Animals With Prosthetic Limbs (9 pics)

A stork with a broken beak was found in Hungary, so a specialist in dental prostheses gave it a plastic beak and returned it to the wild.

Winter


8 Courageous Animals With Prosthetic Limbs (9 pics)

Winter the dolphin was discovered in Mosquito Lagoon, Fla. with her tail tightly entangled in a crab-trap line. She was brought to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Fla., where she was given a prosthetic tail.

Gamera


9 Courageous Animals With Prosthetic Limbs (9 pics)

Following a leg injury, this 12-year-old tortoise was able to inch along once again thanks to the creativity of veterinarians who attached a ball wheel to his shell.


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№1 Author: Tomaz86 (14 May 2014 16:25) Total user comments: 10813


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№2 Author: Lu (14 May 2014 22:19) Total user comments: 15065


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