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Injured turtle gets new set of wheels

About two months ago, Tzvika was run over by a lawn mower and suffered severe damage to her shell and an injury that affected her ability to use her rear limbs. The wheels, attached by veterinarians at the safari, elevate the turtle to keep the shell from being worn down and enable her to walk.

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A veterinarian holds Tzvika, an injured female turtle, at the Wildlife Hospital in the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv on January 5, 2011.

Nir Elias / Reuters

Tzvika, an injured female turtle, walks with the aid of her newly attached wheels at the Wildlife Hospital in the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv on January 5, 2011.