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Tortoise Gets Chair Wheel Prosthesis to Replace Missing Leg

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Thankfully someone had the common sense to glue a wheel from a rolling office chair to our 12-year-old African tortoise-friend's missing leg, instead of going down the popular route of making tortoise soup out of him.

Suffering tissue damage on his front-left leg, Gamera went through an amputation, which would leave any man distressed. Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine had the bright idea of attaching a swivelling office chair wheel to his shell with adhesive however, and while his crawling isn't as smooth as his old style, he at least looks happy. [WSU Today via Obvious Winner via Geekosystem]