About Injured Sea Turtles and Other Wildlife
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center provides assistance to injured sea turtles only and does not accept other orphaned and/or injured wildlife.


Sick, Dead, or Injured Sea Turtles

If you find a dead, sick, or injured sea turtle, please call Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's 24-hour Wildlife Alert Number at 1-888-404-FWCC (1-888-404-3922).

Please be prepared to answer the following questions:

  1. What is the exact location of the animal?
  2. Is the turtle alive or dead?
  3. What is the approximate size of the turtle?
  4. Is the turtle marked with spray paint? (This may indicate that the turtle has been previously documented.)
  5. What is the location of the closest access point to the turtle?

Wildlife Questions

Visit the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission’s website for Wildlife or Nuisance Wildlife information.  You can also review the wildlife alert website.

If you need wildlife assistance in South Florida, please call the FWC at 561-625-5122.


Wildlife Rehabilitation

If you need to reach a wildlife rehabilitation center in South Florida, please call the South Florida Wildlife Center at 954-524-4302 or 866-SOS-WILD.

For additional wildlife rehabilitation centers, visit the FWC website.