Ziro's Story

Ziro came to our sea turtle rehabilitation center after an accidental capture at the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier. Our veterinarian quickly removed the hook in Ziro’s neck, and after a quick recovery they were released. Unfortunately Ziro returned to the same area and was recaptured. After another stay in rehab, our team released Ziro at Round Island where they can thrive away from fishing piers and hopefully avoid another rescue.

Patient Information
Intake Photo

Name: Ziro
Species: Green
Age: Juvenile
Admission date: 7/19/22
Ailment: Hook Injury
Weight: 2.2 kg


7/19/22 Hook removed successfully, monitoring progress.

7/29/22 Turtle eating and healthy, approved for release.

7/29/22 Turtle released!