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uShaka admits third stranded Green Turtle

The Green Turtle is believed to be four years old.

THE South African Association for Marine Biological Research (Saambr) reported that another Green Turtle was admitted to uShaka Sea World after it was found stranded on a beach at Mtinzini.

The team at uShaka noted that while the Green Turtle had no external injuries, she was under weight and severely dehydrated. Her bloodwork showed evidence of infection and she was placed on a course of antibiotics. They affectionately named the female turtle Harley Quinn, a fictional character who possesses self-healing powers.

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They said Harley Quinn is half the size of the other two green turtles that were recently admitted to the rehabilitation hospital facility. The turtle is about four years old.

“Harley spends most of her day resting but, thankfully, started eating two days ago and appears more alert each day. At this stage, her prognosis is guarded. We are doing everything we can to help her recover and remain hopeful she will make it,” said senior aquarist, Malini Pather.




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