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Helping Harley Recover Through Nutrition

Whatever their ailment, recovery for our Sea Turtle Healing Center patients begins with good nutrition.

A green sea turtle patient

Caring for Gorp the Green Sea Turtle

Our Sea Turtle Healing Center team is calling our newer juvenile green sea turtle patient, Gorp, one of the most resilient turtles they’ve ever met – read on to learn why! 

Releasing Zoo Base the Loggerhead Sea Turtle

It’s finally time to say “see you later” to Zoo Base, the loggerhead sea turtle who has been a patient at our Sea Turtle Healing Center for 15 months!  

Headshot of green sea turtle.

Plastic Pollution Found in One of Our Sea Turtle Patients

One of our Sea Turtle Healing Center’s newest patients, a young green sea turtle named Horchata, was recently found on a reef in Satellite Beach by East Coast Biologists during a research trip. Horchata was discovered with a recreational fishing hook deeply embedded in their flipper. Our Zoo’s veterinary team was able to surgically remove the hook and treat the turtle using negative-pressure wound therapy. However, when it comes to Horchata’s healing process, there were more than external injuries to consider.  

A loggerhead sea turtle

Releasing Princess Hailey the Loggerhead Sea Turtle

We’re so happy to share that we’ll be releasing loggerhead sea turtle Princess Hailey back to the ocean on Monday, October 2 at 10 a.m. at James Nance Park!

Green sea turtle spicy Hawaiian gets chiropractic care.

Offering Chiropractic Care to Our Sea Turtle Patients

One of our Sea Turtle Healing Center patients, Spicy Hawaiian the juvenile green sea turtle, has been receiving this treatment!

A green sea turtle is held by a Sea Turtle Healing Center staff member

Releasing Green Sea Turtle Popsicle

Green sea turtle Popsicle went home to the ocean this week at a private release in New Smyrna Beach after a nearly 3-month rehabilitation stay at our Sea Turtle Healing Center.

Illustrated rendering of inside of sea turtle care complex with glass viewing of patients and aquarium

Brevard Zoo Receives $5 Million Gift to Benefit Sea Turtles

This is an incredible moment for us! We are thrilled to announce that we received a transformative $5 million gift from the DSF Charitable Foundation that will play a pivotal role in funding the Sea Turtle Care Complex at the future Aquarium and Conservation Center in Port Canaveral. This generous donation means so much to us and to the work we do to save sea turtles!