Yu the loggerhead sea turtle swimming with a pair of rubber flippers
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Sea turtle gets new lease of life with prosthetic flippers

12 February 2013 Last updated at 17:39 GMT

A disabled loggerhead sea turtle has been fitted with a pair of artificial flippers in a Japanese aquarium.

Staff at the Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe have been trying to design a pair of prosthetic flippers for the turtle since the creature was first brought there in 2008.

Tom Bayly reports.