guinea pig fashionistas
Source: Laughing Squid
This is Oscar. A few years ago, Oscar was run over by a combine harvester and his back legs were damaged beyond repair. After some discussion, he was the recipient of a groundbreaking surgery in which prosthetic legs were grafted directly onto his ankle bones, called an “exoprosthesis”. This first-of-its-kind operation allows Oscar to walk normally.
The operation was a huge success and it’s now being considered for use in human amputees.
More information here (via IFLS)
“It is common for koalas to roam back to their home range afterwards and become confused to find nothing there. A worker noticed a koala had been sitting stationary in broad daylight on top of wood piles for over an hour.”
my heart just broke
Hundreds of walruses have found themselves a new home on an iceberg 20 miles off shore. The giant marine mammals pile onto the ice and huddle together as they relax on their island. They are taking a break from hunting in the Chukchi Sea, 20 miles off the coast of Alaska, and the moving ice even helps them find their meals.
Picture: Solent/Steven Kazlowski/SeaPics (via Pictures of the day: 12 April 2013 - Telegraph)