An American rescue group has come up with a smart way to use bra clasps in helping to heal the shells of injured tortoises and turtles.
Carolina, United States – A rescue group in the United States have come up with a pretty ingenious way to help repair tortoise shells after they have been injured by cars.
The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Centre gets numerous injured tortoises and turtles every week, and so they needed to come up with a way to effectively treat any broken shells. They decided to experiment and found that the hooks and clasps of bras were most helpful with their rehabilitation efforts.
The rescue group reached out to their followers, asking them to send in any old bras. The smart idea has been applauded by the global community, and many are now using the concept in their own rescue efforts.
They glue the clasps and hooks to the broken shells and bind them using wire. The bindings can then be tightened or loosened as the shell heals.
Take a look at one of the tortoises that have benefited from this ingenious use of old bras below.
This is definitely a method that can also be implemented by local rescue groups. What do you think of this smart new method?