Turtle Tally Flies Home to Texas

Imagine walking along the beach and stumbling upon a rare sea turtle, miles away from its native habitat.

This was the reality for a dog walker in 2021 when they discovered Tally.

A female Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, stranded and near death.

Kemp’s ridley turtles are primarily found in the Gulf of Mexico and the coastal waters of eastern North America.

However, the Gulf Stream’s unpredictable currents can sometimes sweep these young turtles to distant shores

When Tally was found, she was in a critical state.

The zoo worked tirelessly to nurse Tally back to health.

Their efforts were not in vain.

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