Another day, another heart warming story about a turtle saved with a bit of ingenuity. Today’s tortoise is named Gamera and he had his front leg amputated due to thermal injury. Counter to the disinformation that Warner Bros. spread in its animated propaganda, turtles really are slow, and life without a leg would be nearly impossible for Gamera.
The Washington State University veterinarians that treated him decided to attach a traditional swivel chair wheel to the bottom of his shell and as you can see in the following video it’s working out pretty well:
Press release: WSU veterinarians replace tortoise leg with wheel
(hat tip: Gizmodo)