Turtle Fitted With 'Prosthetic' Wheels After Losing Leg
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A turtle in a Chennai zoo has been fitted with wheels after it lost one of its front legs in a suspected predator attack. The two-year old female star turtle, an endangered species, was seriously injured and faced difficulty moving around. The veterinary doctors at the zoo then thought of fitting wheels to help in her movement. They made it a point to use lightweight material, including wheels used for rolling windows and a light steel rod, in order to make movement easy for the turtle. The turtle can now be seen freewheeling around and is probably the fastest of all in its enclosure. Allwin said an upgradation of the wheels was on the cards.