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prosthetic leg for bird

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posted on May, 9 2006 @ 08:04 AM

If you are a bird that does not fly, having two legs is pretty important.

So when a wild kiwi lost one of his legs below the knee to a gin trap, a New Zealand zoo decided to help out this iconic native bird.

"The bird gets around well enough (by hopping) but he won't be able to breed with one leg," says Gerry Whitehouse-Tedd, an animal training and conditioning specialist at Wellington Zoo where Tahi - Maori for "one" - lives.

The zoo decided to see if it could fit a prosthetic leg to the North Island brown kiwi.

"For this particular sub-species of kiwi, he is an important bird," says Mr Whitehouse-Tedd.

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quite good using things from the movie industry
for things like that

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