California Penguin Gets Custom Orthopedic Boots to Correct Degenerative Condition

September 5, 2022

This penguin from the San Diego Zoo is living the good life all thanks to some custom orthopedic boots. “On C.T., we diagnosed disco spondylitis, which is an infection in the discs down the spinal cord, and the inflammation around those infections impacted the spine,” Beth Bicknese, senior veterinarian of the San Diego Zoo, said. Since getting the therapy boots in June, Lucas’ waddle has improved. He can walk, swim, climb, and fit in normally in the colony. Inside Edition Digital has more.