The turtle underwent surgery at SeaWorld Orlando following x-rays and blood work procedures. According to the veterinary team, the hook was successfully removed. The turtle’s behaviour will continue to be monitored over the next several weeks, but is doing well following the procedure.
So far this year SeaWorld Orlando has rescued nine sea turtles. It is the intent that upon recovery, this animal will be released back into its natural environment.
For 45 years SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has helped ill, injured and orphaned animals in need. More than 20,000 animals have been rescued by SeaWorld experts. SeaWorld’s animal rescue team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.