WATCH: Dora the giant tortoise has her shell repaired

Dora, a 32-year-old Aldabra giant tortoise, needed specialist treatment after she damaged her shell and the hole became infected.

Saturday, 29th April 2017, 2:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:30 pm

This footage, filmed by staff at Paignton Zoo in Devon, shows what was needed to get her going again.

The unusual treatment begins by Dora being put up on blocks with her feet just off the floor, like a car with its wheels removed.

Vets then cut away some of her half-centimetre-thick shell using a power tool before cleaning and dressing the wound.

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