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Special Shoes created to help baby giraffe walk, seattle zoo theraputic shoes

Special shoes created to help baby giraffe walk

A baby giraffe born at a Seattle zoo has been outfitted with a custom-made pair of therapeutic shoes to treat a leg abnormality that prevented it from walking. The Woodland Park Zoo said the giraffe, a yet-unnamed male born recently at the facility, was born with a condition known as hyper-extended fetlocks that made it difficult for him to walk.

 

Special Shoes created to help baby giraffe walk, seattle zoo theraputic shoes

“It is well-documented in horses and has been reported to occur in giraffes,55 zoo veterinarian Tim Storms said. A team of specialists worked together at the zoo to design and create a set of shoes from high density polyethylene and plywood.

“At this stage, the new therapeutic shoes are on a trial basis, but I5m hopeful that they will help him walk better. We’ll continue refining and improving our approach to find a good balance between supporting his limbs and strengthening his tendons,55 Storms said.

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