Thanks to ‘Team Turtle’, two incredible sea turtles are ready to be released!
Zoo vet An and clinical coordinator Mikaylie visited SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium prior to Auckland’s last lockdown, to carry out the final veterinary checks for green turtle Spock and loggerhead turtle Kibou before their upcoming release to waters around the Poor Knight’s Islands.
Kibou and Spock were both found washed up on Muriwai Beach, in 2019 and 2020 respectively, in critical conditions. When any sea turtle is found on a New Zealand beach, it usually means they are at death’s door and need veterinary assistance. But it’s best to not approach them yourself and call in the experts.