Injured Turtle Rolling to Recovery on Mini Lego Wheelchair

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Maryland Zoo
An injured turtle is riding in style thanks to zoo keepers at The Maryland Zoo. The wild eastern box turtle has been outfitted with a wheelchair made of Lego bricks.
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South Bay Digs
The eastern box turtle had multiple fractures on the bottom part of his shell.
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Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Metal bone plates, sewing clasps and surgical wire were used to hold the delicate shell fragments together.
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Telemundo San Antonio
In order to keep the bottom on the turtle's shell off the ground to allow it to heal, staffers designed a customized mini-wheelchair made from Lego bricks.
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The wheelchair frame surrounds the shell and sits on four lego wheels.Plumbers putty attaches it to the turtle’s upper shell to help him get off the ground and frees his legs so he can move.
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South Bay Digs
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