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Our 200th Sea Turtle Release

We are thrilled to share with you that our Sea Turtle Healing Center is gearing up to release its 200th sea turtle! Sub-adult green sea turtle Hope is set to be returned to the ocean on Wednesday, January 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach.

Juvenile green sea turtle LJ

Releasing LJ and Grindylow

Following successful rehabilitation journeys at our Sea Turtle Healing Center, we plan to return juvenile green sea turtles LJ and Grindylow to the ocean at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach on Thursday, December 29.

Green sea turtle Debbi

Releasing Phyllis and Debbi

Two sea turtles will be returned to the ocean in Cocoa Beach on November 23 after successful rehabilitation stints at our Sea Turtle Healing Center.

New Equipment for Sea Turtles

Our Sea Turtle Healing Center is even better equipped to rehabilitate sea turtles thanks to a grant that allowed us to purchase a new piece of veterinary equipment called an electroporator.

Green sea turtle Jackal

A Double Sea Turtle Release

Join us on October 25 to wish sea turtles Jackal and Pandemonium well as they return to the ocean!

Apple Dumpling the sea turtle

Using Medicinal Maggots as a Treatment

Our Sea Turtle Healing Center doesn’t shy away from seeking out innovative science-based treatments for their patients, from raw honey to leeches. The Healing Center team recently tried a new-to-them treatment on a new patient: maggots! 

A woman holds a sea turtle

Celebrating Our Veterinary Nurses: Jess Patterson

National Veterinary Technician Week is October 16-22, and we’re celebrating with profiles of the Zoo’s veterinary nurses! Meet Jess.

A baby sea turtle is held up

Caring for Baby Sea Turtles After Hurricane Ian

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, more than 200 baby sea turtles were brought to our Sea Turtle Healing Center for care.