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Update on the loggerhead in rehab

Published October 07, 2011

The loggerhead sea turtle that was admitted at the end of August is doing very well in rehab. She is eating about 2 pounds of food per day; her diet consists of shrimp, squid (calamari!), capelin, and two blue crabs. She's keeping the staff and volunteers on their toes with how strong she's getting!

National Aquarium Animal Rescue staff has also introduced enrichment into her daily routine. Staff monitors her closely to make sure she cannot destroy or ingest the enrichment items. So far heavy-duty dog toys are doing the trick, since she can't get her sharp beak on these toys to shred them.

Enrichment We'll continue to update you on her progress throughout her stay here at the National Aquarium!
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