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Technology and medicine has evolved over the past decades. One of the benefits is that animals can also be treated and helped especially the wounded or disabled animals. In the new world it’s not just humans that can get prosthetic limbs. 

In the past several years we have heard of several animals such as cats, dogs and even elephants who were fitted for prosthesis. 

One of the latest lucky guys is an adorable duck named Waddles who received his prosthetic limb and is now learning to walk on his new artificial foot.

Waddles’ adoptive owner Ben Weinman wanted to help him live a better life and help him walk again. Weiman reached out to Derrick Campana, a Certified Pet Prostheticist at Bionic Pets, who then made Waddles his very own 3D-printed prosthetic leg and foot.

Waddles’ heartwarming moment was recently shared in a clip from the NatGeo Wild series, The Wizard of Paws. It revealed the magic moment  Waddles was fitted with his new leg which at first, he wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. After adjusting and getting more used to it, and off course a little encouragement from his proud dad and Campana, he started to happily toddle along on both feet.

“I didn’t think I would be emotional about this. But when you take these animals, all you want to do is give them a good life and do right by them. You see them struggling, and you think there’s nothing you can do. It’s really heartbreaking. So yeah, Derrick knocked it out of the park.”

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