Hurricane Ian: Florida zoo caring for 200 rescued baby sea turtles

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center in Florida is caring for more than 200 baby sea turtles that were rescued from the coast following Hurricane Ian.

The zoo said the babies include green loggerhead turtles and a few hawksbill sea turtles, most of them rescued from the Cape Canaveral area following the storm on Sept. 29, according to WFTV.

More than 200 baby sea turtles have been brought to our Healing Center, most by the Sea Turtle Preservation Society, in...

Posted by Brevard Zoo on Sunday, October 2, 2022

Zoo officials said it’s typical for major weather events like a hurricane to waylay baby sea turtles and that many sea turtles rehabilitation centers along the Atlantic coastline are seeing an influx in numbers, WFTV reported.

While the turtles are at the center, zoo officials said they’re kept in a tank outfitted with enrichment items.

The babies will be released by boat back in the Atlantic once ocean conditions improve.

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