Injured turtle Yu-chen receives prosthetic flippers

10:52 AM, Feb 14, 2013   |    comments
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KOBE, Japan (CNN) - An injured female loggerhead turtle is swimming again thanks to a pair of prosthetic flippers.

Yu-chan showed off her new fins Monday at the Suma Aqualife Park in Western Japan.

This is the 27th pair of flippers made for the turtle since she was rescued from a Japanese fishing net in 2008.

These flippers are attached to a jacket that researchers strap on the turtle's body.


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