Brevard Zoo Celebrates 200th Sea Turtle Release by Returning ‘Hope’ to Ocean After Two-Month Rehab
By Space Coast Daily // January 27, 2023
Hope is a sub-adult green sea turtle that was found in Indian River County.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center celebrated its 200th sea turtle release at Lori Wilson Park on Wednesday.
The Sub-adult green sea turtle “Hope” was returned to the water following a two-month rehabilitation stint at the Sea Turtle Healing Center.
“Thank you to those of you who joined us to mark this special occasion – we “Hope” you had a great time!” said a Brevard Zoo spokesperson.
Hope is a sub-adult green sea turtle found in Indian River County. Our Healing Center actually receives about 18 percent of its patients from this county!
Volunteers with Coastal Connections, a nonprofit that protects sea turtles and their habitats, responded to Hope’s stranding and brought them to the Healing Center on November 19 – helped partly by the Sea Turtle Preservation Society.
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