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Like a beach goer in a resort. Scientists created sandals for a penguin to save his life

Aquarium staff were touched to see a female penguin shifting around in her new shoes, bobbing from side to side like a boxer entering the ring.

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In the past two years alone, the African penguin population has declined by 23%. This is due to pollution, fishing and bird flu, from which several dozen seabirds have recently died, writes Gizmodo.

Several African penguins live in the New England Aquarium in Boston. In 2020, a female named Beach Donkey was diagnosed with pododermatitis. This disease is defined as inflammation of the foot and is common in captive seabirds, especially older birds. Beach Donkey is 24 years old, although in the wild, penguins of this species rarely live more than 5-10 years, in captivity their life expectancy increases, and with it the number of diseases.

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According to New England Aquarium Associate Veterinarian Melissa Joblon, chronic pododermatitis can progress to a deep infection of soft tissue and even bone .

Like a beach goer at a resort. Scientists created sandals for a penguin to save his life

Like a beach goer at a resort. Scientists have created sandals for a penguin to save his life

To save the life of Beach Donkey, scientists have developed special sandals that help the seabird move freely during treatment. The aquarium staff was touched by how funny the penguin moves in new sandals, swaying from side to side, like a boxer entering the ring before the fight.

During the treatment, the penguin was taken from the exhibition enclosure and she was able to move freely around the aquarium, looking to their relatives and to the offices of the aquarium staff.

The New England Aquarium notes that caring for the health of elderly penguins is their priority. African penguins are endangered today, and their population is rapidly declining due to a number of factors, including overfishing.