Friday, October 14, 2011

Oh Wheely?

This 12-year-old African spur-thighed tortoise, named Gamera, had a severely damaged leg amputated up to the shoulder and replaced with a swivel wheel — the type of wheels commonly found on the bottom of office chairs! Don’t worry, the wheel was attached to its shell with an epoxy adhesive, and he has gained three pounds since before the procedure took place. This boy is a walking/rolling miracle!

Thanks, Jim!

Gamera seems to be doing fine. You can check out a video of him rolling around and eating some grass below.


  1. Gamera's lovin' the Camera! I had to.

  2. Get that video camera lower. Lower. Lower. Lower. That's better.