Tally: Extremely rare turtle found in Talacre recovering at Anglesey Sea Zoo

PLANS are in place to return a turtle which is of the world’s rarest species back home to the Gulf of Mexico after it was rescued in North Wales last year.

“Tally”, the Kemp’s Ridley turtle, was saved by British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) in November after being found on Talacre beach in a state of cold shock.

She was since taken to Anglesey Sea Zoo, who continue to rehabilitate her ahead of her journey home.

BDMLR shared a new video of Tally, adding: “Remember the Kemp’s Ridley turtle that was rescued by BDMLR late last year at Talacre, North Wales?

“Here she is now, over with our colleagues at Anglesey Sea Zoo, who have been doing a fab job rehabilitating her since she was picked up.

“She’s looking a lot better (and bigger) now!

“When she is ready, the team there will be arranging for her to go back to the Gulf of Mexico for release, which will hopefully be quite soon.”

Kemp’s Ridley turtles are usually found in much warmer waters around the Gulf of Mexico, which is where the only known breeding sites for the species are found.


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Soon after Tally’s discovery, an online fundraiser page was set up by Anglesey Sea Zoo to raise enough money for her return home.

So far, more than £1,800 has been donated, with a £15,000 target set – you can donate here: www.gofundme.com/f/help-get-tally-home.

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey