Vet Orders Booties for Penguins at the Saginaw Children’s Zoo
Because we ALL need this cuteness in our lives.
You learn something new every day, and today, we learned that penguins can have sensitive feet.
Of course, I thought, "Huh? HOW? They're arctic birds!" However, from my Google research, penguins can contract a condition called bumblefoot, which is when they get bruises on their feet for standing too long. And yes, they can also get frostbite on their feet in places like the Arctic.
Dr. Cerveny is a veterinarian at the Saginaw Children's Zoo. Knowing that the zoo's penguins have sensitive tootsies, he ordered some neoprene boots for the adorable birds, and the boots are just as cute as they are.
This is the first time that the birds at the Saginaw Children's Zoo have received footwear, but it's not a new concept - the penguins at the world-famous Shedd Aquarium in Chicago received some custom-made booties back in 2013 and made the world news because of it.
"Like our new kicks?
A couple of the penguins have sensitive feet, so Dr. Cerveny ordered them some neoprene booties to keep their feet healthy during the winter months. We think they look fabulous. They seem to think so, too! What do you think?"