tortoise http://kplu.org en WSU’s story of Gamera, the wheeled-tortoise, goes viral http://kplu.org/post/wsu%E2%80%99s-story-gamera-wheeled-tortoise-goes-viral <p>Phone calls and email from around the world have been streaming in since the story broke yesterday of the African tortoise whose injured leg was replaced with a caster wheel, said Washington State University spokesman Charlie Powell.</p><p>&ldquo;The minute I knew of it, I knew the story would be international and had the potential to go viral,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;And, I think you can say it has.&rdquo;</p><p>(Updated with photos inside)</p><p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 19:05:01 +0000 Jake Ellison 2152 at http://kplu.org WSU’s story of Gamera, the wheeled-tortoise, goes viral Update with video: Tortoise's artificial limb from Ace Hardware http://kplu.org/post/update-video-tortoises-artificial-limb-ace-hardware <p>PULLMAN, Wash. &mdash; The artificial limb put on an African tortoise at Washington State University didn&#39;t come from a high-tech prosthetics lab. It came from Ace Hardware in Pullman.</p><p>(Video inside)</p><p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 23:00:56 +0000 The Associated Press 2135 at http://kplu.org Update with video: Tortoise's artificial limb from Ace Hardware