Two-Wheeled Turtle Finds Love

Disabled Arava fitted with rear wheels
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2008 9:31 AM CDT
Disabled tortoise Arava crawls with a skateboard attached to her shell to help her move.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A turtle that lost the use of her hind legs has come out of her shell since being fitted with a set of rear wheels, reports AP. The 55-pound turtle, Arava, has even begun mating with an amorous male. The 10-year-old spurred tortoise was fitted with a customized skateboard by officials at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo. It's not clear what caused her paralysis.