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Injured Israeli Turtle Gets New Wheels

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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9:43PM PDT on Mar 15, 2011

interesting

1:24AM PST on Mar 6, 2011

wonderful story

9:03PM PST on Feb 25, 2011

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

5:45AM PST on Feb 24, 2011

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

6:29PM PST on Feb 22, 2011

A wonderful story!!!

1:21PM PST on Feb 22, 2011

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

12:55PM PST on Feb 22, 2011

Amazing. Love it!

10:10PM PST on Feb 21, 2011

Nice story! Very heartwarming.

11:19AM PST on Feb 21, 2011

Nice cheerful article =]

11:11AM PST on Feb 21, 2011

Cool!!

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