Tortoise Gets Wheels; Becomes Fastest Tortoise in Zoo

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Source: Mashable

Source: Mashable

A tortoise at an Indian zoo got a second chance after a mongoose bit off one of its legs. The 2-year-old tortoise was fit with a set of wheels on its underside and is now faster than ever.

The female tortoise was the victim of a mongoose that supposedly came down from a nearby forest for a snack. According to the zoo, zookeepers noticed she couldn’t move or get to her food. So, she was taken in for a 30-minute operation where veterinarians fixed a set of wheels to the underside of her shell using a special resin.

“A few minutes after the surgery, the tortoise moved around unfazed by the prosthetic — neither the wheels nor the rod attached to it seemed to bother her,” zoo director K.S.S.V.P. Reddy told The Hindu.

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She is now faster than the 14 other larger tortoises she lives with and is able to reach her food before anyone else.

You go, girl!

Source: Mashable

Source: Mashable

Source: Mashable

Source: Mashable

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