Pink flamingo receives brand new prosthetic leg after injury



A Brazilian flamingo will no longer have to stand on just one leg.

Zookeepers at the Sorocaba Zoo in southeastern Brazil fitted a Chilean flamingo with a prosthetic leg, which was donated by a local prosthesis manufacturer after the 6-year-old bird fractured it a month ago

“To prevent an infection from setting in and spreading to the rest of his body, which would have killed him, we decided to amputate the leg and give him the prosthesis,” said the zoo’s veterinarian, Andre Costa, who performed the surgery on the bird. Read more…

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