Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Betty the Goose Gets First Ever Bionic Leg

Over in the United Kingdom 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 her to sleep permanently.

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. Betty the Bionic Goose!

The orphan, found at Watermead, Buckinghamshire, has already learned to walk again at nearby Tiggywinkles (love that endearing name!) Wildlife Hospital.

Carers hope to release Betty back to the wild in three weeks.
Thanks to our British friends for taking the time and energy to save a helpless creature.