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sins
9th May 2004, 10:55 PM
http://www.shannondolphins.ie/article.asp?id=2

This is a link to an article about a dolphin who was discovered off the west coast of Ireland last year. I think it's interesting.
Sins

Liv
9th May 2004, 11:01 PM
Poor dolphin... :( We should adopt him/her!

Are there other animals known with scoliosis? Monkeys? Dogs? Horses?

titch
9th May 2004, 11:21 PM
Koala bears, apparently, but I don't have the link to hand - I must go and look it out....

Kayla
10th May 2004, 12:48 AM
awww we should make that dolphin our mascot!

Marti
10th May 2004, 12:58 AM
That poor dolphin! That's horrible. It should be adopted or soemthing. That's really interesting.

Kayla
10th May 2004, 01:59 AM
So I wonder can the dolphins have surgery? I know they cant obviously be braced but could they have surgery? I have never ever heard of an animal having scoliosis.

titch
10th May 2004, 10:59 AM
Here's (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/09/010904072949.htm) an article relating to scoliosis in Koalas. There have also been various studies where scoliosis has been induced in animals by various means.

Kaja
10th May 2004, 02:12 PM
Aww! Yeah, it should be our mascot! Heh. The poor thing.. I've heard of frogs with scoliosis! O_O

Kayla
10th May 2004, 10:00 PM
frogs with scoliosis? They are so little though! yah our backround to this website should the pic of that dolphin! OUR mascot

sins
10th May 2004, 10:07 PM
I'll e mail the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife foundation and ask if he survived the winter.The Dolphins should be coming up the shannon estuary in the next few weeks.With any luck he'll have made it !
Sins

Liv
10th May 2004, 10:28 PM
Oh.. I hope he made it through the winter!!! *crosses fingers*

Marti
11th May 2004, 04:34 AM
I hope so too!
Frogs with scoliosis? I want a pet scoliotic frog! I've always wanted a pet frog and that would be the perfect one for me.

Kayla
11th May 2004, 04:48 AM
We used to have a lot of frogs when I was more little. I dont really remmeber them but we had like 4 we also used to have turtles.

Kaja
11th May 2004, 03:26 PM
Yeah! I've seen a Scoliotic lizard too O_____O Just hit me... The keeper said he was born that way! Woah! The tail was mostly curved though. I was about 8 when I saw it. *hits head* I remember! :P

Kayla
11th May 2004, 09:57 PM
Well to fix that just chop off the lizard's tail! It will grow back :-) you can thwack me btw Kaja is that you as a child?

Kaja
11th May 2004, 10:37 PM
Hehe, not all of them have tails that grow back O_O Yeah, that's me :D

rosie
15th May 2004, 02:39 PM
wow, animals with scoliosis.. Ive never thought about that before. Thats really interesting. :)