Animal of the Day: Tortoise Can Walk Again Thanks to Lego Wheelchair

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Blade is a spur-thighed tortoise who can’t walk on his own due to a bone metabolism disorder. His heavy shell puts too much strain on his weak legs.

So a German vet name Dr. Carsten Plischke decided to build him a tiny wheelchair made out of his son’s Legos.

He glued the blocks to the bottom of his shell, and with the extra support, he can now glide around much easier while building up strength in his legs.

The video is in German, but the overwhelming cuteness transcends all languages.

For the next iteration how about we upgrade him to a sweet Lego DeLorian?

Olympic Freeskier Gus Kenworthy Seeks to Adopt Sochi Stray Dogs

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The 22-year-old athlete and avowed animal lover is planning on taking four puppies and their mother back to the states with him after discovering them under a security tent where they lived outside of a media center in Sochi. He tweeted that he's doing all he can to prep mama dog and her pups by giving them their necessary vaccinations. "I'm trying...I'm doing what I can," he says, also stating that he's found potential homes for the dogs stateside.

This skier may have won the silver medal in his event, but he certainly has a heart of gold!

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Fish on Wheels Gives Fish the Ability to Travel on Land

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By using a camera and computer vision software it is possible to make a fish control a robot car over land. The craft, designed by Studio Dipp, tracks the motion of the fish within the tank and drives in the direction the fish is swimming.

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