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9 inspiring animals that use prosthetics

Oscar the bionic kitty shows off his new prosthetic legs

Photo: Jim Incledon/AP

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Oscar the cat

This inspiring feline named Oscar is the first cat in history to be equipped with prosthetic legs. Both of Oscar's hind legs were accidentally chopped off in a combine harvester. (Luckily he hadn't used up all of his nine lives.)

His new legs were drilled into what remained of his original legs in a special procedure that will eventually pave the way for a similar method to be replicated on humans, said his surgeons.

For now Oscar has adapted to life as an indoor cat because his legs aren't ideal for an outside environment, but otherwise he's back to his mischievous ways.