Story Created: Apr 9, 2009 at 9:08 AM CDT

BACKGROUND: Prosthetics, when used properly, can assist individuals who are missing arms or legs by allowing them to do many of the things they could do before their amputation. In a very unusual case, Winter, a dolphin, was fitted with a prosthetic tail to help her swim. Winter was rescued from a tangled crab trap in Cape Canaveral, Fla., when she was just two months old. She was brought to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, but was not expected to survive her injury.

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