A bionic tortoise

Posted: November 15, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Why Evolution Is True

Okay, I’m working hard today on Teh Book, and so don’t expect hard thinking, which will make my brain hurt.  I thought I’d both start and end the day with some heartwarming animal stuff. The first comes from reader Diana who, as we all know, reverses the toilet rolls in restaurants and her friends’ homes. It’s a story from The Local (an English-language site about German news), explaining how vets gave mobility to an amputee tortoise:

First, the animal:

Then the story of How the Tortoise Got Its Wheel:

Meet Schildi the bionic tortoise. He was found with a missing leg having probably been abandoned by his owners. Vets in Germany who patched him up and fitted him with a Lego wheel say he’s moving nicely now.

“First we fitted a double wheel but it was difficult for him to turn corners so we replaced it with a single…

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