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    Weʼve raised £2,127 to fund Menai the rescued Olive Ridley turtle's veterinary bills, rehabilitation costs and return to the wild

    Anglesey Sea Zoo, Brynsiencyn, Isle of Anglesey
    Funded on Tuesday, 28th March 2017

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    Staff at Anglesey Sea Zoo were surprised on Saturday afternoon (12th November), when a member of the public reported that a sea turtle had stranded on the Tan-Y-Foel beach on the Menai Strait, at the bottom of the Sea Zoo drive in Brynsiencyn. The turtle was still alive, and staff successfully rescued the turtle from the beach.

    We have now had confirmation from numerous experts that she is an Olive Ridley turtle, and as such the first of her kind ever recorded in Great Britain or Ireland. Olive Ridley turtles are normally found in tropical waters around the Pacific and Indian Oceans. So the turtle named "Menai" is a long way from home!

    Menai is being carefully rehabilitated behind the scenes at Anglesey Sea Zoo. She is showing signs of recovery, and appears to be growing stronger. We are still cautious but it's looking more and more promising not only that she will survive, but that she will be rehabilitated and hopefully released back abroad. We are now able to take DNA samples, which we hope will show us where she's from.

    Anglesey Sea Zoo are grateful to have received a large amount of support already from local and national organisations and individuals. International Aqua-Tech in Gaerwen and Seiont Research in Caernarfon have been kind enough to assist in supplying life support and filtration systems, which are vital for Menai’s ongoing recovery and rehabilitation. We'd also like to thank Greendale Veterinary Diagnostics for their assistance with the blood analysis and Bodrwnsiwn Vets for Menai's treatment.

    We are looking to raise money to cover Menai's ongoing veterinary care and rehabilitation, her food, and the costs involved in flying her abroad for further recovery and hopefully her eventual release into the wild.

    Any additional money raised will be donated to the rehabilitation centre she'll be sent to (location tbc). In the unfortunate event that Menai doesn't survive, any funds raised will be donated to a sea turtle rescue charity.

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      54

      • Accounts Sea Zoo

        Accounts Sea Zoo

        Mar 22, 2017

        Many thanks to Joshua from Ysgol Bro LLeu for his fantastic fundraising which involved Turtle day at school and riding a bike whilst wearing a Tutu.

        £500.00

      • David Irving

        David Irving

        Mar 12, 2017

        £20.00

      • Julie Clarke

        Julie Clarke

        Mar 12, 2017

        Good luck Menai! Keep up the good work Sea Zoo! 😊

        £20.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Mar 12, 2017

      • Dave Hooley

        Dave Hooley

        Mar 5, 2017

        Great to hear the turtle's still recovering well. Hope this helps a bit.

        £30.00

      • Declan Masterson

        Declan Masterson

        Feb 7, 2017

        Hope this helps with your mission,Kind regards,Declan, Rachel & the team at the Menai Hotel

        £567.87

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Feb 7, 2017

        £50.00

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