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!
Flickr: Mike Fleming