Back To Front Giraffe

A baby giraffe born with back-to-front feet has walked unaided for the first time after wearing special customised shoes for more than a year. Hope was born at the Topeka Zoo, Kansas, in July last year with a rare deformity called hyperextended fetlocks – meaning each rear foot was bent forwards. In a pioneering move, zoo vet, Dr Joseph Kamer, fitted the newborn giraffe with fabricated shoes made from plywood.

A baby giraffe born with back-to-front feet has walked unaided for the first time after wearing special customised shoes for more than a year. Hope was born at the Topeka Zoo, Kansas, in July last year with a rare deformity called hyperextended fetlocks - meaning each rear foot was bent forwards. In a pioneering move, zoo vet, Dr Joseph Kamer, fitted the newborn giraffe with fabricated shoes made from plywood.

A baby giraffe born with back-to-front feet has walked unaided for the first time after wearing special customised shoes for more than a year. Hope was born at the Topeka Zoo, Kansas, in July last year with a rare deformity called hyperextended fetlocks - meaning each rear foot was bent forwards. In a pioneering move, zoo vet, Dr Joseph Kamer, fitted the newborn giraffe with fabricated shoes made from plywood.

A baby giraffe born with back-to-front feet has walked unaided for the first time after wearing special customised shoes for more than a year. Hope was born at the Topeka Zoo, Kansas, in July last year with a rare deformity called hyperextended fetlocks - meaning each rear foot was bent forwards. In a pioneering move, zoo vet, Dr Joseph Kamer, fitted the newborn giraffe with fabricated shoes made from plywood.

A baby giraffe born with back-to-front feet has walked unaided for the first time after wearing special customised shoes for more than a year. Hope was born at the Topeka Zoo, Kansas, in July last year with a rare deformity called hyperextended fetlocks - meaning each rear foot was bent forwards. In a pioneering move, zoo vet, Dr Joseph Kamer, fitted the newborn giraffe with fabricated shoes made from plywood.