Brevard Zoo Returns Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle ‘Wandering Wylie’ Back to the Ocean

By  //  June 17, 2021

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Wandering Wylie came to Brevard Zoo on March 11 after being found stranded in Cocoa Beach

Brevard Zoo celebrated World Sea Turtle Day by returning Wandering Wylie to the ocean after three months of treatment for emaciation.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Brevard Zoo celebrated World Sea Turtle Day by returning Wandering Wylie to the ocean after three months of treatment for emaciation.

Wandering Wylie is a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle—the smallest and rarest sea turtle species in the world!

This sub-adult Kemp’s ridley sea turtle came to the Brevard Zoo on March 11 after being found stranded in Cocoa Beach.

Wandering Wylie presented with moderate levels of encrusting barnacles and emaciation.

Upon intake, the Brevard Zoo  discovered that this sea turtle also had a very high glucose level, which could be caused by several things.