• In Spokane Valley, Washington, two thi Baby's First Shoes: When Olivia the giraffe gave birth to her son on May 2 at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, zookeepers noticed his rear feet were not in normal alignment, a condition called hyperextended fetlocks.
So the 170-pound baby, as yet unnamed, was fitted with casts to correct the problem, and along with them, his own custom-made pair of therapeutic shoes made of plywood and polyethylene.
"I'm hopeful they will help him walk better," zoo veterinarian Dr. Tim Storms told KIRO. He expects the treatment will continue over several months. [KIRO, 5/9/2019]