Nature: My Bionic Pet

Nature: My Bionic Pet

Wednesday, May 27 at 8:00 p.m.

Meet disabled animals and the people who help them persevere and thrive.

The animals of the world may increasingly need our help with big issues like preserving habitat or species conservation. But sometimes individual animals need our help as well. Left disabled without fins, flippers, beaks or tails because of disease, accidents or even human cruelty, these unfortunate creatures need what amounts to a miracle if they are to survive.

Amazing prosthetics made possible by the latest engineering and technology can provide just what they need, and scientists are finding that innovations created in the process are benefitting both animals and humans.

Photo: Chris P. Bacon the pig, Sumterville, Florida.