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Turtle Gets New Pair of Artificial Flippers


Animals  (tags: turtle, protection, rescued, GoodNews )

Giana
- 561 days ago - news.discovery.com
A sea turtle that lost her front legs to a shark attack was bidding to match "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday, as she donned the latest in artificial flipper technology in Japan.



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Roxy H. (340)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 2:07 am
Love your news sis! your doing awesome... I got in a bit of trouble... please don't stress... I will have one of your nephews contact you tomorrow promptly or chris.. one of them to update you on whats happening ..ok ... kisses to my family... hug my star and wrapping my arms around those skinny shoulders ...stars are bright when your shining in the sky... I love you...goodnight my darling
 

Christeen Anderson (470)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 5:24 am
This is remarkable. Thank you.
 

Birgitta S. (230)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 5:49 am
Thank you.
 

Naoko I. (262)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:18 am
I saw this on TV. Thanks for the post.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 7:47 am
I'm glad that she was given a chance to continue to live, not like in the old days when an animal was injured it was put down.
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 8:13 am
Bionic turtle!
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 9:04 am
This is truly fab and progressive. Thrilled for this graceful turtle. Now i want you
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 9:06 am
OOps i got cut off. I wanted to finish by adding that i wish for Japan to show the same kindness and appreciation for all Whales. Please stop hunting Whales and Dolphins.Thanks.
 

Stephanie Reap (192)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 9:06 am
Beautiful!!! LOVE IT!!! I work with children with disabilities and love when I see more examples of determination and creativity :)
 

Chris C. (149)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 11:48 am
Fantastic!
 

Natalie V. (27)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 2:10 pm
noted :-)
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 2:27 pm
Amazing story-thanks
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1645)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 4:23 pm
Awesome-Pawsome! How COOL!! TY Giana!! xx
 

Julia R. (290)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 5:26 pm
A wonderful use of technology to help this turtle survive! Now Japan needs to show the same respect for whales and dolphins by allowing them to live and stop hunting these intelligent marine mammals!
 

Kay M. (351)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 5:55 pm
cool!
 

Lisa Gourley (35)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:25 pm
thanks
 

kye j. (41)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:26 pm
Great news
 

Julie F. (64)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 8:10 pm
nice!
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 11:19 pm
Giana thank you for posting this news about Yu the 25 year old loggerhead sea turtle. I am ecstatic that she has her new 'wings' to fly through the ocean just like "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius who was totally amazing running, striding beside other atheletes in the Olympics!
Kudo's to the Japanese for their compassion and inventive rubber limbs enabling Yu to live her life fully again.
I did see the episode of the Dolphin who was fitted with a prosthetic tail.
Honestly, I truly wish the Japanese people, who are compassionate by nature, would actively protest against their whaling killing machines in the Southern Ocean.
 

Sandi C. (242)
Friday February 15, 2013, 1:41 am
I think thats great they can do this.
 

Danuta Watola (1196)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:52 am
noted
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Friday February 15, 2013, 6:12 am
Thats cool! Thank you my friend =)
 

Jaime A. (32)
Friday February 15, 2013, 7:13 am
Good news.!!
 

Amy E. (66)
Friday February 15, 2013, 8:42 am
Fantastic!!!!!
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday February 15, 2013, 11:25 am
Amazing news!
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday February 15, 2013, 11:25 am
Amazing news!
 

Aaron Bouchard (127)
Friday February 15, 2013, 11:44 am
Noted thanks
 

Laura P. (24)
Friday February 15, 2013, 11:59 am
fantastic. thanks for this.
 

LMj Sunshine (121)
Friday February 15, 2013, 2:42 pm
Awesome news, thank you for sharing!
 

Tammie Chambers (9)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:28 pm
great story
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Friday February 15, 2013, 6:04 pm
What a wonderful innovation. I believe the Japanese will be the first to develop useful (to humans) robots as well.
 

Tal H. (8)
Friday February 15, 2013, 8:29 pm
What a beautiful story!!!
 

aj E. (164)
Friday February 15, 2013, 8:35 pm
wonderful.
 

Ilona a. (51)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 6:56 am
thank u
 
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