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Giraffes are one of the few animals in the world that can die if suffering from a broken leg. So, when this eight-foot six-inch, half-tonne giraffe broke its leg and was unable to stand or walk properly — an operation was deemed necessary. Doctors decided to call in a welder to help perform the first surgery of its kind on the giraffe, resulting in one amazing collaboration that saved this animal's life.

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