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Vulture said to be first bird to receive a permanent artificial foot

Stock photo of a bearded vulture, a large bird that weighs 4.5 to 7.8 kg (9.9 to 17.2 lb)

Although there have already been birds that received strap-on artificial legs, scientists are now reporting the first successful integration of a prosthetic foot directly into a stork’s residual leg bone. They’re describing the animal as the world’s first “bionic bird.”

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