‘Guacamole’ Became First Adult Green Sea Turtle Released by Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center

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Guacamole released at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach

ABOVE VIDEO: Guacamole became the first adult green sea turtle released by Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center. A crowd of hundreds gathered to watch the 200-plus-pound reptile wade her way into the ocean.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — Guacamole became the first adult green sea turtle released by Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center.

A crowd of hundreds gathered to watch the 200-plus-pound reptile wade her way into the ocean.

This turtle’s massive size prohibited Healing Center staff and volunteers from carrying her to the beach, so Guacamole “hitched a ride” on a Brevard County Ocean Rescue UTV.

Guacamole was released at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach around 3 p.m. She was found stranded at the same beach back in February with old predator attack wounds.

Guacamole was missing most of her right front flipper and had several lacerations when admitted to the Healing Center.

The Zoo’s experts treated her wounds with medication and honey, assisted with her eating and eliminated a parasitic infection before deeming Guacamole ready for release earlier this month.

This turtle’s massive size prohibited Healing Center staff and volunteers from carrying her to the beach, so Guacamole “hitched a ride” on a Brevard County Ocean Rescue UTV. (Brevard Zoo image)

The Zoo’s experts treated her wounds with medication and honey, assisted with her eating and eliminated a parasitic infection before deeming Guacamole ready for release earlier this month. (Brevard Zoo image)

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