Meet Fuji, the 37 year-old disabled dolphin. Several years ago, Fuji lost about 75% of her fin due to a very bad disease. Depressed and out of work, Fuji sought out any possible way to make a living.
Then In 2004, Bridgestone, the Japanese tire company, made her an artificial fin that gave her back her freedom. She can now perform tricks and stunts just like any other dolphin at her home in the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. The fin cost about $83,000 and is made mostly out of silicone. She now has a great life and has been sporting the artificial fin for 6+ years without any problems.
Rock on, Fuji!
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