Now we're sharing the story of an abandoned tortoise with a missing leg who can walk again thanks to a LEGO wheel.
The tortoise, now named Schildi, was recently brought to a veterinary clinic in Baden, Germany, with some serious injuries.
"He was in pretty bad shape when they brought him to us. The lower part of his front leg was missing, and the upper part was very bad, with bone showing, and maggots in necrotic flesh," Dr. Panagiotis Azmanis told The Local.
Veterinarians stabilized the animal, then amputated Schildi's injured leg. Then came the challenge of helping the tortoise become mobile again.
"Tortoises need to run free in gardens, so he needed a prosthetic," said Azmanis.
Azmanis turned to a child's toy box for the solution: a LEGO wheel.
"First we fitted a double wheel but it wasRead More »from On a roll! Schildi the bionic tortoise gets around thanks to LEGO wheel