Orphaned flamingo baby gets custom blue shoes to protect feet

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Aug. 18, 2017 at 2:13 PM
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Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A wildlife charity in Singapore shared video of an orphaned flamingo chick taking a walk in a pair of specially-made blue shoes.

Wildlife Reserves Singapore posted a video Thursday to Facebook showing Squish, the 2-month-old greater flamingo chick, taking a walk in the blue booties caretakers made for him so he wouldn't hurt his feet on hard surfaces.

The group said Squish was abandoned as an egg and has been raised on a special formula that resembles flamingo milk for just over two months.

"Squish loves flaunting those shiny blue shoes! This adorable ball of grey has been the subject of much love and pampering -- human carers even custom made Squish a fancy pair of shoes for his daily exercise," the group said.

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