ANIMAL PHOTOS WEEKLY: King Penguin, Two-wheeled Turtle, More

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Jerusalem, Israel, August 18, 2008—After veterinarians were unable to revive ten-year-old African spurred tortoise Arava's paralyzed hind legs, the doctors attached wheels to help her maneuver.

Shmulik Yedvav, a zoological curator at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, where Arava lives, said the tortoise is attached to the wheels every day for a few hours, allowing her to move throughout the enclosure in an almost normal way.

In their southern Sahara home, wild spurred tortoises can live more than a hundred years.
—Photograph by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters
 
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