An injured turtle is riding in style thanks to zoo keepers at The Maryland Zoo and some savvy engineering using Lego bricks.
The wild eastern box turtle was found by a zoo employee in July with a fractured shell at a park in Baltimore.
After undergoing surgery, the turtle was outfitted with a wheelchair made of Lego bricks and was on the move, according to Garrett Fraess, veterinary extern at the zoo.
“He never even hesitated,” said Fraess. “He took off and has been doing great. Turtles are really good at healing as long as the shell remains stable.”