After spending nearly two years in rehabilitation, two Olive Ridley turtles ‘Paras’ and ‘May’, who had been found grievously injured, swam back into the ocean. They were released 7 km off Neelankarai coast on Saturday near a rock formation.
The turtles received intensive medical care at the foundation’s rehabilitation and rescue centre in Neelankarai.
Supraja Dharani, founder of TREE Foundation, said both turtles recovered and were certified fit by veterinarians. “Every year, we rescue and rehabilitate injured turtles.”
Read more about Tree Foundation and their service at “the Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter” – https://www.iotn.org/iotn15-05-tree-foundation-sea-turtle-rescue-and-rehabilitation-centre/