Cute Video: Penguin at San Diego Zoo gets orthopedic boots to help him walk

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022
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Lucas is a 4-year-old African penguin who was born with a degenerative foot condition known as "bumblefoot."

SAN DIEGO, California (WABC) -- A penguin at the San Diego zoo can say his boots are made for waddling-- and that's just what he'll do.

Lucas is a 4-year-old African penguin who was born with a degenerative foot condition known as "bumblefoot."

And while it sounds as cute as this penguin looks-- it can be serious and lead to death.

Now Lucas has new orthopedic boots to help with his foot condition.

His custom shoes prevent sores from developing when he walks-- so he can have happy feet once again.

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