An adorable penguin named Lucas was gifted orthopedic shoes to help with his chronic foot condition at the San Diego Zoo.
The 4-year-old African penguin was diagnosed with “bumblefoot”, which a disease among birds, causing degenerative foot issues.
“We were pleasantly surprised at the immediate change in Lucas after we fitted him with his new boots,” Debbie Denton, a senior wildlife care specialist at the San Diego Zoo, said. “Seeing him move about now gives us hope that he may be OK going forward, and able to live a full life.”
Aw, Lucas! Happy Feet part 2?