Thanks to a DIY wheelchair, this paraplegic porcupine is on a roll again

porcupine wheelchair

Legs are overrated.

It’s a tale as old as history itself: Paraplegic porcupine is rescued from Brazilian nightclub, authorities decide to euthanize it, zookeeper is inspired to build a porcupine wheelchair with $5 worth of plumbing pipes, porcupine gets a new lease on life.

Yep, nothing out of the ordinary here.

I think it’s fair to say that rides don’t get sweeter than this.

H/T Time | Photo via RuptlyTV/YouTube     

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'