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The wonderful story of Owen and Mzee: the giant tortoise who raised a .

Doctors have replaced this tortoise's amputated leg with a caster wheel.  Gamera, a 12-year-old African spur-thighed tortoise, was relinquished by its owner because it had a life threatening injury, which required vets to amputate. The caster, purchased at a local Ace Hardware store for about $7, was adhered to the tortoise's shell with some epoxy and the animal is reportedly doing quite well. It's already gained three pounds.

"A African tortoise that recently had its front left leg amputated due to injury is now moving just fine, thanks to a swiveling wheel attached to his shell by doctors at Washington State University’s veterinary hospital.

Tulsa Zoo Tortoise | Bill Knight Lincoln Volvo |   4111 S Memorial Dr | Tulsa, OK 74145 | (918) 526-2500 |http://billknightlincoln.com

Tulsa Zoo Tortoise | Bill Knight Lincoln Volvo | 4111 S Memorial Dr | Tulsa, OK 74145 | (918) 526-2500 |http://billknightlincoln.com

Tortoise: "Don't wait too long. You should start dating as soon as you turn 40." Thanks, Mr. Tortoise.

Tortoise: "Don't wait too long. You should start dating as soon as you turn Thanks, Mr.

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