SeaWorld Animal Rescue Team Returns Sea Turtle

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ABOVE VIDEO: Early yesterday morning, SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team members returned a juvenile Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle to the Florida waters at Canaveral National Seashore following more than a year of extensive treatment and rehabilitation at SeaWorld Orlando

ORLANDO, FLORIDA — SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team members returned a juvenile Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle to the Florida waters at Canaveral National Seashore following more than a year of extensive treatment and rehabilitation at SeaWorld Orlando.

Early yesterday morning, SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team members returned a juvenile Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle to the Florida waters at Canaveral National Seashore following more than a year of extensive treatment and rehabilitation at SeaWorld Orlando. Check out footage from the turtle's long journey to health above. (SeaWorld image)

Early yesterday morning, SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team members returned a juvenile Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle to the Florida waters at Canaveral National Seashore following more than a year of extensive treatment and rehabilitation at SeaWorld Orlando. Check out footage from the turtle’s long journey to health above. (SeaWorld image)

The sea turtle was the final one to be returned of 24 that were originally brought to SeaWorld Orlando in December 2012 after being rescued from cold stress by the U.S. Coast Guard just off the coast of New Bedford, Mass.

As a result of the cold stress, the sea turtle developed severe pneumonia and suffered from tissue wounds on his neck and flippers.


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