How do you get a 55-pound turtle out of her shell — her social shell, that is?
You turn her into a living skateboard.
That’s what they did at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo the other day.
Arava, a 10-year-old African Spurred Tortoise, arrived a few months ago from a petting zoo in southern Israel. Paralyzed in her hind legs for undetermined reasons, she was depressed, lethargic and immobile, even by turtle standards, zoo officials said. She had no suitors.