Houston Zoo safely releases its first sea turtle of 2020 to Gulf of Mexico
HOUSTON – A green sea turtle, named Beefcake, is back in the wild.
The turtle was found earlier this month, entangled in a fishing line in Galveston. The Houston Zoo’s veterinary team checked the turtle out before it was sent back to Galveston for a few weeks of care. Once it was healthy, it returned to the Gulf of Mexico Monday morning.
The Houston Zoo is asking for those who find or accidentally catch a sea turtle to call 1-866-Turtle-5 so that an expert can help the turtle and provide care if needed.
To learn more about endangered turtles living in the Gulf, click here.
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