Sunday, 13 December 2009

Not A Leg To Stand On

Wonky stork gets wooden leg

Dietmar the stork has ruffled feathers in the medical world - by becoming the first of his species ever to be fitted with a wooden leg.

The luckless bird lost his own leg flying into a power cable - so bird sanctuary bosses in Saxony, Germany, raised around £1,000 to have a prosthetic limb crafted by medical specialists.

'He gets on very well in the sanctuary with his new leg but he can't live in the wild any more so he's here with us for the rest of his days,' said keeper Rolf Arensberg

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