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Jul 6, 2015

One-Legged Flamingo

One-Legged Flamingo

Chilean flamingo was given a specially-made prosthesis after a fracture in the left leg resulted in the bottom portion of the leg needing to be amputated to prevent an infection.

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A zookeeper holds the head of a flamingo at Sorocaba Zoo in Sorocaba PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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A zookeeper helps a flamingo to walk at Sorocaba Zoo in Sorocaba PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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Parts of a specially-made prosthesis are pictured at Sorocaba Zoo PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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Chilean flamingos are pictured at Sorocaba Zoo in Sorocaba PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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A flamingo eats at Sorocaba Zoo in Sorocaba PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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A flamingo walks at Sorocaba Zoo in Sorocaba PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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The X-ray image of a flamingo's fractured leg is pictured at Sorocaba Zoo in Sorocaba PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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A zookeeper holds a flamingo which had his leg amputated at Sorocaba Zoo in Sorocaba PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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Veterinarians and a zookeeper hold down a flamingo at Sorocaba Zoo in Sorocaba PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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Veterinarians and a zookeeper hold down a flamingo while they put a prothesis on its amputated leg at Sorocaba Zoo in Sorocaba PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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A flamingo which had its leg amputated walks at Sorocaba Zoo in Sorocaba PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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Chilean flamingos are seen at Sorocaba Zoo in Sorocaba PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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A flamingo walks at Sorocaba Zoo in Sorocaba PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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A flamingo is pictured with its new prosthesis at Sorocaba Zoo in Sorocaba PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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