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kindness the green sea turtle

The Sea Turtle Healing Center cares for sick or injured sea turtles found primarily along the nearby Florida coast. While this facility is not open to the public, the effects of its work impact local sea turtle populations. An in-county facility means a shorter drive for patients, resulting in less stress and quicker treatment for distressed turtles.

Name: Kindness

Species: Green

Date admitted: February 17, 2022

Stranding location: Cocoa Beach

Status: Deceased

Admission notes: This little turtle is quite the fighter. They arrived on February 17 and were very quiet and lethargic. Repeated bloodwork showed a decreasing red blood cell count to the point where they needed a blood transfusion! McNubbins the green sea turtle turned out to be the best blood donor that we could ask for. Kindness is still on a very long, difficult road to recovery, but right now they is getting daily fluids through a catheter in a bone in their shell! They are getting lots of TLC in the hospital, and we’re all rooting for them!



March 24, 2022: Kindness fought hard for a couple of days after starting intraosseous fluids and care, but they, unfortunately, succumbed to their illness.

Have you found a sea turtle that needs help? Visit this page or call the Sea Turtle Preservation Society at 321-206-0646.

Want to help the Sea Turtle Healing Center? Support our Zoo, or view our Healing Center’s wishlist.