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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A wild turtle who came to the Maryland Zoo with a broken shell has traded its Lego wheelchair for a pile of mulch.

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It’s time for the turtle to get ready for winter brumation — a period that’s very similar to hibernation.

The turtle was found in July with fractures to the underside of its shell.

After surgery, the turtle was fitted with a custom wheelchair to keep his shell off the ground and enable his legs to move.

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Now, the wheelchair has been removed to make it easier for him to burrow down for the next six months.