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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Flickr: Mike Fleming

90 comments

Martha Eberle
Martha Eberle6 years ago

interesting

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Ioana Boca
Ioana B6 years ago

wonderful story

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Muhammad Pazir
Muhammad Pazir6 years ago

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

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Klaus P.
Klaus Peters6 years ago

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

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Patricia Geller
Patricia Geller6 years ago

A wonderful story!!!

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John Doe
james rico6 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

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Harriett M.
Harriett M6 years ago

Amazing. Love it!

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Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

Nice story! Very heartwarming.

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Carrie Anne Brown

Nice cheerful article =]

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Alberta Gentleman
Alberta G6 years ago

Cool!!

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