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“Waddles” The Duck Gets A Second Chance At Life When He Got A 3D-Printed Prosthetic Leg

A second chance at life.

We all are aware of the fact that similarly to humans, amputations also occur in animals just as much. There are just so many medical issues that occur in animals as well which leaves the doctor only one option that is to amputate a limb. It is really heartbreaking to know that some of these cases happen to develop as early as at birth, some of them are a result of a severe injury and some are because of a dangerous disease. We all are aware of how quickly science is advancing, how it has managed to make fake organs and limbs for suffering patients to help them have a second chance at life. The prosthetic implants have saved the lives of millions of people on this planet. The ones who had no hope that they could live their life the same way they did before without an arm or the ones who gave up hope on walking again without a leg are now able to lead a normal life with prosthetic implants.

We have also seen how many disabled animals have benefited from prosthetic implants. For example, Waddles the Duck recently got a leg prosthetic implant and among all of those creatures, he had also gotten a second chance at life. He has now learned to walk with his new 3D printed prosthetic duck leg. Keep on scrolling down to read the whole story and see the picture of Waddles with his new prosthetic leg…

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1. Here is the charming Waddles.

This charming duck’s inspirational story has also been featured in the reality show The Wizard of Paws, earlier this year, which stars Derrick Campana, a certified pet prosthetist. Campana also happens to be the founder of Bionic Pets. It is a company that only specializes in creating custom pet prosthetics and bracing for pets to help them have a better life. We must praise them for the amazing thing they are doing. On that show, they aim to give the injured and disabled animals another chance at life by regaining their mobility through these amazing custom-made prosthetics. They have helped over 25,000 animals to this date which includes animals like cats, dogs, horses, elephants, ducks, goats and more. This is amazing!

2. Here is the page of Bionic Pets, offering prosthetic implants for injured and disabled animals.

One day, Ben Weinman of the band The Dillinger Escape Plan who also happens to be Waddles’ adoptive owner, decided to seek Campana’s help so he can give his beloved pet a better life. He immediately agreed to help Waddles and his team used Waddle’s real leg to create a mold for the 3D printed prosthetic. The results came and it was a bright orange prosthetic leg, different than his real leg but it fits perfectly into his stump and also works perfectly. At first, Waddles had absolutely no idea what to do with it, after getting encouragement from his father and Campana. A few minutes later, true to his name, he began to waddle on his feet with so much enthusiasm. Weinman got so emotional when he finally saw his beloved pet walk on both of his two 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.” He said. Keep on scrolling down below to read more about Waddles…


3. Weinman posted a reminder on his Twitter about Waddles so everyone can see the real journey and documentary of how Waddles got another chance at life.

4. Bionic Pets posted an incredible video of Waddles walking on both of his feet with the help of a prosthetic leg.

We all are so happy for Waddles and his owner, they seem to be really happy about the prosthetic implant. Waddles seem to be waddling around more confidently and with excitement clear in his actions. Weinman is just happy to see his beloved pet happy with his new life. Here is the link to the video of Waddles full transformation: Have you ever seen an animal getting prosthetic implants before? Has your pet ever gotten a prosthetic implant? Let us know in the comments down below…


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