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        Prosthetic Tails for Dolphins | Operation Wild

        The well-being of marine mammals is of the utmost importance to veterinarians, but sometimes these vets have to come up with creative solutions to treat their patients. Meet Fuji, a dolphin whose tail was destroyed by a bacterial infection leaving her unable to swim or leap into the air. Veterinarian Keiichi Ueda has spent over a decade designing and making prosthetic tails for Fuji, and if his latest model is effective, Fuji may be able to regain full mobility in the water—but even with the new prosthetic, will Fuji have the confidence to swim like she used to?


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