Animals put their best feet forward, wearing shoes for health and science

09/18/2013 | National Geographic News

A variety of animals wear shoes for medical reasons, including an elephant with a prosthetic foot, a penguin with protective beer cozies for her infected feet and a duck with heat-protective footwear. Scientists have even accessorized dung beetles, giving them special shoes to help study how the insects endure the intense heat of their desert home.

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