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Calgary Zoo's shoe-wearing penguin makes a splash at re-opening

Aug 02, 2013

As the Calgary Zoo partially re-opened on July 31, 2013, all eyes were on Akemi, one of the zoo's gentoo penguins. She injured her foot last year and developed a bacterial infection called bumblefoot. Zookeepers figured out that putting beer cozies on her feet makes it easier for her to walk. You can read more about Akemi and her unique footwear in this CBC article