Saturday, January 15, 2011
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Tzvika the turtle recently received a new set of wheels to help her walk.
According to MSNBC, she was brought into Israel's Wildlife Hospital in the Ramat Gan Safari, near Tel Aviv, because she had been run over by a lawnmower. She sustained fractures in her shell that became infected.
Over time, she became immobile and had difficulty eating. She had been dragging herself around, which made it more likely that her back legs could become injured or that the back of her shell could fracture further and get contaminated.
Because of this, the veterinarians gave her a set of wheels. The turtle liked them so much that the prototype had to be replaced with a stronger set.