Baby giraffe with leg problems gets homemade cast

Animals and Wildlife

A giraffe in Washington state is getting around much better now because of a new pair of shoes.

When a baby giraffe was born at a zoo in Seattle last week, his legs weren’t aligned, so zoo workers made him little casts to help him out.

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He’s been wearing them for almost a week.

His caretakers said he’s adjusting to them just fine and he will wear them for several months.


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