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Thailand helps sea turtle swim again with prosthetic flippers

Thailand helps sea turtle swim again with prosthetic flippers

PHUKET: Thai turtle Goody lost her left flipper years ago after she was entangled in a fishing net, leaving her immobile and stressed out in captivity.

But now Goody, an endangered olive ridley sea turtle, can swim with ease again, after receiving Thailand’s first prosthetic flipper last week.

“She’s swimming much better and she’s learning to use the two flippers to turn. You can see the difference,” said Nantarika Chansue, a veterinarian who took part in the development of Goody’s prosthetic flipper.

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