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Link: Injured Mockingbird Fitted With Tiny Snowshoes

by Lori Hehn - October 18, 2016 at 9:00 AM
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Scientists have discovered that the animals can learn to use another human tool for communicating: pointing to symbols.
quotesVTP-SuccessfulBlue.jpg"The bird was outfitted with its very own pair of itty-bitty “snowshoes,” to correct a condition known as knuckling, which causes birds to be unable to open their feet to stand or perch."

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Dr. Hehn's Take

California Wildlife Center found an innovative way to help this little mockingbird. I am always amazed at the ways we can help animals, whether complicated or simple. I am sure this bird is very thankful! 

Check out this video about some of the work this amazing organization has done:

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About Lori Hehn

Lori Hehn is a practicing veterinarian and a contributor and content manager with XPrep Learning Solutions. She has a drive for continual learning and enjoys interacting with veterinary and vet tech students. She also writes veterinary learning books for children.

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