03 Jun '11, 10am

オーストラリアで左前肢を切断された野生のカメが義足を装着し海へ返されました。発信機のデーターによると2600km以上を泳いでいることを確認。 従来は肢が切断されたカメは生存不可能との判断から安楽死でしたが、これで助かるカメが増えます。

オーストラリアで左前肢を切断された野生のカメが義足を装着し海へ返されました。発信機のデーターによると2600km以上を泳いでいることを確認。 従来は肢が切断されたカメは生存不可能との判断から安楽死でしたが、これで助かるカメが増えます。

This undated Australia Zoo handout photo received on June 2, 2011 shows Australia Zoo staff (L-R), Kate Winter, Toby Millyard, Corey Cooper, Brian Coulter, and James Muscillo with a Green Sea turtle 'Noel' being released off Mooloolaba in Queensland with a tracker attached to her shell. -- PHOTO: AFP BRISBANE - GRAVE fears were held for 'Noel' when she was released back into the wild after having a flipper amputated. But the resilient 93kg green sea turtle, who was fitted with a tracking device, has proved it is no handicap by swimming more than 2,600km since last December. 'This is a mindblowing achievement, given she only has three flippers,' the head of Australia Zoo's rescue unit, Brian Coulter, told the Courier Mail newspaper. 'It is very important research because it shows that amputee turtles can survive. Some institutions have euthanased them in the past, thinking ...

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