Amputee Turtle’s Epic Adventure | WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

Amputee Turtle’s Epic Adventure | WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES
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A YOUNG turtle with only three flippers has exceeded expectations and migrated across the ocean. The loggerhead turtle was rescued on 12 July 2016 by environmental non-profit organisation Equinac, off the coast of Spain. At the time of discovery, the endangered animal, who rescuers have called Benjamin, had an almost-dead fin due to it being entangled in fishing equipment. Sadly, there was nothing that could be done to save the flipper, so the organisation chose to amputate the limb. When it came time to release him back into the wild in July 2018, the team decided to fit a tracking device to his shell. He was released in Cabo de Gata Natural Park in the Mediterranean, and has already travelled further than the team at Equinac ever expected.

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Videographer / director: Equinac
Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote
Editor: Ruby Coote, Thom Johnson

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  1. Thanks a lot humans for taking this poor turtles flipper… You go little man! You go!! I remember laying on the beach one night with my husband and this huge turtle comes up and starts digging.. I had never seen one before, it was 8yrs ago when I first moved to Florida… It was amazing to see this huge eyeball looking at you!! 😳

  2. You can tell in the video, he’s not very good at turning. This makes sense, because the front flippers are used for turning, and the back are used to push them through the water. But even if he’s not the best at turning, he’s doing great! Go Benjamin!

  3. Yaaaaaaaaaay This makes me want to cry I can’t wait to work at Florida but I don’t know if I can but I’m hopping so I can help others like these hero’s ❤️🧡💛💚💙

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