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Animal life, disability Learning

Fans of the PBS series Nature are accustomed to being photographed until their last breath. But they’re not used to being heart-wrenching. Our Wednesday installment, My Bionic Pet, is about animals with emotional disabilities. It’s one of only three shows this week that proves television about non-human beings can be more than just a pretty picture or a silly turtle brawl.

My Bionic Pet features many startling animals that are given the opportunity to overcome adversity through the intervention of caring and creative people. Pigs with deformed hind legs were equipped with dorsal wheelchairs . Horses, llamas and many dogs had prosthetic legs. a swan with a broken beak It is assumed that it is a turtle. Show that you are wearing a molded alternative.

This field is young enough so that relevant professionals tend to do different things when they go along with it.

We had to adjust things because there really wasn’t anything out there. North Carolina veterinarian Dr. Greg Burkett explained that he put the swan under it to modify the beak. The anesthesia mask started from a sprite bottle.

Yes, this is the same territory that Dolphin Tale refers to, a movie about injured dolphins. And sometimes the vignettes are as fuzzy as that movie. But the human commitment to providing relief and opportunity to animals remains disturbing. Unfortunately, although the program does not ignore obvious philosophical questions. But why give extra help to animals when people have so many unmet needs — never to mention the cost? The same problem worsens human health care as the possibilities for treatments and interventions expand. good intentions increase But you’re wondering how many animals can actually help and how much they’ll cost.

In My Bionic Pet, Journey visits a prosthetic supplier in Tampa, Florida . Credit… Kevin Bashar

Even the prosthesis specialist in My Bionic Pet may face the challenge Dr. Michelle Oakley, star of Dr. Oakley, Yukon veterinarian, at the Saturday premiere of the Nat Geo Wild series, Dr. Oakley, who practices The work covers the vast expanses of impossible Canada. Try to help the great gray owl. that lost wings Maybe a car crash The prosthetic wing was too much to ask. Her job with this bird is to protect the stump so it heals rather than a chronic wound.

Many workplace reality shows involve a mix of people and animals, but many emphasize the humanity built around human participants. Be it a crocodile wrestler, a turtle catcher, or a boar hunter. Dr. Oakley doesn’t try to be what she isn’t and isn’t. She’s knowledgeable, naturally camera-friendly. and fresh as usual

Her case is the perfect blend of the ordinary and the strange. In the first two episodes, she has to deal with a diabetic cat. Yak eye infection and a reindeer with a hernia The camera crew is not shy. The hardest part to look at is a dog with a face full of a hedgehog. Another picture shows Dr. Oakley’s arm elbow-deep in a cow. And not every story has a happy ending.

Television is constantly broadcasting what people think about animals. But they hardly ever consider what animals think of people. or what they think But the three-episode series from PBS’ Nova, which starts on Wednesday, can do it. It’s called Inside the Mind of the Beast. and presents many interesting research on the intelligence of birds, dogs, dolphins and other creatures.

The intelligence of animals is difficult to determine. But researchers here have run erratic tests and other devices to try to determine not just how smart they are. but also whether intelligence is just instinct or demonstrating the ability to solve problems, remember the past, plan the future, etc.

The opening episode features a bird with a crow and a cockatoo that will prompt all police departments to re-examine their broken and unsolved cases. These birds show an amazing ability to pick through obstacles to get treats, the boys of the TruTV Safe Safes should take note.

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