Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Ten-year-old African Spurred Tortoise "Arava" (L) is seen at Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo

Arava, a disabled tortoise, right, crawls inside an enclosure with a custom skateboard attached to her shell that helps her move around,

Arava the disabled turtle is using her new set of wheels to get around in more ways than one. Officials at the zoo say the ten-year-old spurred tortoise has begun mating since being fitted with a custom skateboard to overcome paralysis of her hind legs.(AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

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