This is a very special red-footed tortoise. Notice anything strange about it? It has a wheel instead of one of its feet. This tortoise lives in Uberaba, Brazil. About a month ago, it cut its foot on an electric fence that fell down, and the veterinarian, Cláudio Yudi, had to amputate its foot. Tortoises have a hard time getting around with just three legs, so the veterinarian decided to try gluing a furniture wheel to the bottom of its shell. The tortoise is now healthy and getting around well.
I don’t know the tortoise’s name, but I like to call him Tortoise Wheel.
I’ve got spring break next week, so look for lots of new animal posts coming up soon!