Friday, July 10, 2009

Injured goose given bionic leg

Here is the world's first bionic goose. The two-week old gosling was found with a broken leg, but vets did not have the heart to put it down.

Instead, they decided to operate on the young creature, named Betty, to give her a bionic leg.

She was fitted with steel pins, nuts and bolts to build a leg brace which soon got her back up and waddling around.

The orphan, found at Watermead, Buckinghamshire, has already learned to walk again at nearby Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital.

Carers hope to release Betty back to the wild in three weeks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

good job!!!!