Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Friday, July 22, 2011

This Turtle May Beat The Hare

Watch out Mr. Hare, this tortoise has a wheel.
A 12-year-old African tortoise that recently had its front left leg amputated due to injury is now moving just fine, thanks to a swiveling wheel attached to his shell by doctors at Washington State University's veterinary hospital.
The 23-pound tortoise, named Gamera after the giant flying turtle of the old Japanese monster movies, is gaining weight and generally thriving with his new appendage.
"I don't know whether he'd pass the hare, but he moves around very well," said Charlie Powell, spokesman for WSU's veterinary hospital in Pullman, Wash.

Tortoise gets artificial wheel at vet hospital

1 comment:

  1. Lucky tortoise, wish a picture was published on the attached link.
    Dogs on wheeled carts (front and hine) have enabled those dogs mobility. I stop and admire each picture I see of this sight.