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Rare turtle travels 4,000 miles home

Words by Abi Scaife

One of the rarest turtles in the world is being transported 4,000 miles back home - from Wales.

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Tally the turtle was found on Talacre Beach, Flintshire, back in 2021, and since then has received the very best care from Anglesey Sea Zoo. Tally was near death after being swept 4,000 miles from her home in Texas, and desperately needed all the help she could get.

How did she get there?

Tally is a Kemp’s ridley turtle, a rare turtle that is generally found in the Gulf of Mexico and eastern North America - sometimes they can be swept away by the Gulf Stream, which led to Tally washing up in Wales.

Thanks to a number of organisations including Turtles Fly Too, Tally has finally been relocated back home to Texas. In September, Tally will be released back into the Gulf of Mexico for a second chance at life.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Four Paws UK. This charity is an animal welfare organisation, working globally to help animals in need. Learn more here.

Wildlife Justice Commission. This international foundation works to end animal trafficking around the globe. Find out more here.

Born Free. This is a wildlife conservation charity that’s passionate about wild animal welfare and Compassionate Conservation. Find out more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Life Below Water.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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