Turtle On Wheels Finds Mate 

Arava the turtle may never walk again, but a makeshift wheelchair has given the 10-year-old reptile wings by helping her to find a mate at an Israeli zoo, her keepers said on Tuesday.

“Arava came to us a few months ago,” Shmulik Yedvad, a spokesperson for the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, told reporters.

“She was paralysed in her hind legs, and we had to equip her with a metallic cart with two wheels in order for her to be able to move.”

He said the 25-kilogram African spurred tortoise has, since arriving at the zoo, rolled into the heart of a male who was apparently shell-shocked by her new wheels.

Via iafrica.com