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Nov 19, 2012 1:40 PM by Kelly Orsini, NBC News

Komodo dragon at Phoenix zoo walks again thanks to custom prosthetic

An aging Komodo Dragon is back on his feet after receiving a new prosthetic to help relieve his arthritis.

Zookeepers at the Phoenix Zoo contacted the Hanger Prosthetics, the same organization that created an artificial tail for Winter the Dolphin, the inspiration for the film "Dolphin Tale", when they noticed that their dragon "Ivan" was having trouble walking.

They created a special brace, and now the staff says Ivan is back to his old self.

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