A dolphin named Fuji, who lives in a Japanese aquarium, had her tail amputated as the result of a skin disease. Then she became dangerously overweight. So her handler got a friend at the tire company Bridgestone to make her a prosthetic tail from the same material used for Formula One race car tires.
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A story in now by the flipper who got a new flipper. A dolphin name Fuji living in an aquarium in Japan had her tail amputated because of a skin disease. She then got dangerously overweight. So Fuji's handler came up with a prosthetic tail made by a friend at the tire company Bridgestone from the same material used for Formula One racecar tires. And Fuji is now reportedly back in the swim.
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