San Diego Zoo penguin fitted with orthopedic footwear

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San Diego Zoo Penguin Fitted With Orthopedic Footwear
In this undated photo provided by the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, a penguin named Lucas does a test walk with custom orthopedic footwear at the San Diego Zoo. (Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance via AP)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A member of the San Diego Zoo’s African penguin colony has been fitted with orthopedic footwear to help it deal with a degenerative foot condition.

The 4-year-old penguin named Lucas has lesions on his feet due to a chronic condition known as bumblefoot, which covers a range of avian foot problems, the San Diego Wildlife Alliance said Monday in…

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