Gamera the Tortoise Mobile Again After Leg Replaced With Wheel

Posted on July 23, 2011

Gamera Tortoise Foot replaced with wheel

Gamera the Tortoise is able to move around again thanks to a wheel he now has for a leg. Gamera's leg had to be amputated by veterinarians at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine during a surgery after Gamera received a severe burn. WSU says the wheel was attached to Gamera's shell with an epoxy adhesive.

NPR says the little wheel the 23-pound tortoise is now using for a leg cost $7. Gamera is an African spur-thighed tortoise. Take a look:

Photo: Henry Moore, Jr. BCU/WSU
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