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Chinese poodle walks on hind legs after amputation

A poodle in China  has learned to walk on her hind legs after losing one of her front legs.

Two-legged dog walks upright in China.
Two-legged dog walks upright in China. Image by BriYYZ / CC BY-SA 2.0

The dog, who’s name is Barbie, suffered an amptutation of her left front leg after being hit by a motorbike in 2010. Barbie became a viral sensation on the Chinese internet after photos of her walking on her two hind legs surfaced. The dog’s owners said Barbie gradually taught herself to walk on two legs in the years since her accident. Read more: shanghaiist.com