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Giant Tortoise And Baby Cow Who Lost Its Leg Become Best Friends
Gingerina
18 nov 2016 13:03

Leonardo the African spurred turtle was rescued from a Bangkok zoo in 2013, while Simon came in January after getting his leg seriously injured. The poor cow was with his mom when he got caught in the vines. Part of one of his hind legs had fallen off due to the accident, and the rescue center got him a prosthetic to help him walk.

Leonardo the African spurred turtle was rescued from a Bangkok zoo in 2013, while Simon came in January after getting his leg seriously injured.

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Injured Tortoise Receives World’s First 3D Printed Shell
Gingerina
23 may 2016 14:51

When Freddy the tortoise was caught in a bush fire in Brazil, his chances of survival were slim. But thanks to a group of pioneering surgeons known as The Animal Avengers, Freddy not only survived his ordeal – he is also now the proud owner of the world’s first 3D printed shell!

When Freddy the tortoise was caught in a bush fire in Brazil, his chances of survival were slim. But thanks to a group of pioneering surgeons known as The Animal Avengers, ...

Tags: 3D-Printed   shell   tortoise  
Tortoise Whose Legs Were Eaten By Rats Gets Prosthetic Wheels
Gingerina
30 apr 2015 12:58

When rats ate the front legs of a hibernating 90-year-old tortoise named Mrs. T in Pembrook, Wales, its owner, Jude Ryder, feared the worst. A £1,000 vet bill did little to improve the situation until Ryder’s mechanical engineer son Dale, 37, glued wheels from a model aircraft onto the tortoise’s shell, making her twice as fast.

When rats ate the front legs of a hibernating 90-year-old tortoise named Mrs. T in Pembrook, Wales, its owner, Jude Ryder, feared the worst.

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