Artificial legs restore turtle power in Japan
Daily Telegraph -- Feb 13
A sea turtle that lost her front legs to a shark attack has donned the latest in artificial flipper technology.
Yu, an approximately 25-year-old female loggerhead turtle, was test-driving her 27th pair of artificial front legs around her home aquarium near Kobe in western Japan, where she proves a draw for the crowds.
The rubber limbs are attached to a vest slipped over her head, said the aquarium's curator, Naoki Kamezaki.
In 2004, a dolphin at an aquarium in Okinawa, southern Japan, became the first in the world to be fitted with a rubber tail fin. It lost its own tail due to illness.
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