Orthopedic boots gave the penguin back his ability to walk

Lucas, a penguin from the San Diego Zoo, now can easily walk with his new orthopedic boots.

Ulcerative bumblefoot is a chronic disease which is common among birds. Because of this diseas the birds can’t walk easily. Veterinarians claim that the animal has either skeletal or neurological problems, and they are not carrying the weight correctly.

The staff has tried various methods and medicaments but everything went to no avail. Only the orthopedic shoes helped Lucas to walk again without any pain. The 4-year-old penguin can now climb up rocks, participate in nesting and find a suitable mate. Due to the kind people not only the penguin but also other animals and birds can use these shoes and have easier and better life.

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