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Animal Rescue Update: (New) Home for the Holidays

As the year comes to a close, our Animal Rescue team is busy as ever caring for a host of new injured and sick patients.

Published December 10, 2015

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New Arrivals from New England Aquarium

In close partnership with the New England Aquarium, our Animal Rescue staff has admitted five green sea turtles for long-term rehabilitation. These patients are considered mostly stable at this time. Our team’s main priority is to get the turtles on a strong, consistent eating schedule. 

green sea turtle

One of our recent patients, Bumblebee, is suffering from a hyoid fracture, which is rather rare in sea turtles. We’re happy to report Bumblebee is responding well to treatment and recently began eating on his own! 

Zippity Zap Update

We’re sad to report that Zippity Zap's health declined rapidly last week and she has lost her year-long battle with severe pneumonia. 

sea turtle

Zap was by far our most critical patient from the 2014/2015 cold stun season. A full necropsy (animal autopsy) has been performed by our Animal Health team. Initial results indicate Zap’s condition was chronical. Full results are still pending.

Stay tuned for more updates from our team!

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