Return of the Turtles

Green sea turtles Koru and Pounamu and rare black sea turtle Pango have been set free as part of a turtle rehabilitation programme which has been run by Kelly Tarlton’s for 20 years.

The green sea turtles were discovered distressed near Ninety Mile Beach in Northland. Pango was found at Waikarere Beach in the Manawatu in 2014. Since being rescued, the endangered turtles have been cared for by a team of marine biologists at Kelly Tarlton’s with support from Auckland Zoo’s veterinary team.

The turtles were released at Poor Knights Marine Reserve in Tutukaka.

– NZ Herald, watch video here: http://bit.ly/1nPb1nj