Washington: Baby giraffe gets therapeutic shoes

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SEATTLE, Wa. (CNN) – The newest baby giraffe at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington has gotten a pair of therapeutic shoes.

The giraffe was born last Thursday to mom Olivia.

He hasn’t been named yet, but soon after being born, zoo workers realized the little guy’s legs weren’t aligned properly.

Now, he has some casts to help him out.

They’re made from plywood and high-density polyethylene.

He’s been wearing them for almost a week now and is expected to undergo a more in-depth treatment for his legs for a few months.

While baby and mom work on bonding and continue to nurse, the zoo said they’ll be off view to guests.

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(This story was originally published on May 8, 2019)

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