Injured Israeli Turtle Gets New Wheels

Veterinarians at the Zoological Center near Tel Aviv, Israel came up with a novel idea to help an injured turtle last month.

A turtle they decided to call Zvika had been accidently run over by a lawnmower, sustaining a fractured shell and spine.  Veterinarian Nili Anglister decided to attach a set of wheels to the turtle’s undershell to aid in mobility and healing.  Notice the temporary adhesive used for the wheel’s axel…ingenious!

This creative approach gave Zvika some much-needed independence.  She reportedly had been scooting around so much she required a tire change.  Yes, you could say she got a new set of wheels!

 

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90 comments

Martha Eberle
Martha Eberle4 years ago

interesting

Ioana Boca
Ioana B.4 years ago

wonderful story

Muhammad Pazir
Muhammad Pazir4 years ago

its good they care about animals but dont know why they are killing innocent people in palestine............ they should stop that

Klaus P.
Klaus Peters4 years ago

Ingenious and simple to make a little creature feel loved and safe.

Patricia Geller
Patricia Geller4 years ago

A wonderful story!!!

John Doe
james rico4 years ago

once in a while i see turtles crossing a road i stop and take them to the other side so they can live every one should do this

Harriett M.
Harriett M.4 years ago

Amazing. Love it!

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago

Nice story! Very heartwarming.

Carrie Anne Brown

Nice cheerful article =]

Alberta Gentleman

Cool!!