Nick

By Nick

LifeBuzz Staff

20 Animals Who Were Given A New Lease Of Life By Bionic Science.

#7. Tripod the llama

Sherry Hughes and Marc Field found a hurt llama on their ranch in Denver. They found his leg was so damaged it needed to be amputated. They adopted the llama, named him Tripod, and bought a prosthetic leg from Orthopets for him. What a lucky llama!

#8. Septimus the tortoise

Septimus was hibernating when some hungry rats began to eat away at his front legs. Derren Strand found him under a porch before the damage killed him. His legs were infested with maggots, so the only options they had to save him were amputation or euthanasia. They decided to amputate his legs and replace them with some nifty model airplane wheels.

#9. Hoppa the Dog

Hoppa was born without his front legs so he moved around by sliding on his torso. A set of wheels were designed for Hoppa and now he stands tall and gets around like the energetic pup he is!

#10. Oscar the cat

Oscar was only two years old when a combine harvester severed his two hind legs. Veterinarian Noel Fitzpatrick created two new ones for Oscar with the help of the University College London team.

#11. Naki'o the bionic dog

Nakio was left to freeze in a basement during a merciless winter in Nebraska. They found him with his four paws and tail frozen in a puddle of ice, so the only option they had was to remove them. Veterinary assistant Christie Pace adopted him and saved enough money to buy him prosthetic hind legs, but she didn't have enough for his front legs. Orthopets, the company that made his hind legs, made his prosthetic front legs for free. Now Naki'o can rumble and tumble with his canine friends.

#12. Fuji the bottlenosed dolphin

Fuji had a rare disease that cost him part of his tail. A Japanese veterinarian won support from the Bridgestone Corporation to build a tail for him. Interestingly, they made it with Formula One tire materials. Now Fuji can swim to safety and move around freely.

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