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Turtle Gets Lego Wheelchair While Healing at Maryland Zoo

A turtle with a broken shell is mending with help from a Lego wheelchair. (YouTube/CBS Local News)

Thursday, 27 September 2018 02:25 PM

A turtle got a Lego wheelchair, allowing the wild animal with a broken shell to roll around while he's on the mend at the Maryland Zoo.

News outlets report that veterinarians had performed surgery on the grapefruit-sized eastern box turtle found in July with fractures to the underside of his shell.

Zoo veterinary extern Garrett Fraess says keeping the shell bottom off the ground is important so it can heal. Fraess says no one makes turtle-sized wheelchairs, so he sent sketches to a friend who's a Lego enthusiast.

A few weeks after the surgery, the turtle had the wheelchair, which gets the shell off the ground and allows his legs to move.

Dr. Ellen Bronson says the turtle likely will use the wheelchair into the spring.

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A turtle got a Lego wheelchair, allowing the wild animal with a broken shell to roll around while he's on the mend at the Maryland Zoo.
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