Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle - Pistachio

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Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle - Pistachio

Pistachio Kemp’s ridley sea turtle arrived at Brookfield Zoo on September 8, 2020. She was rehabilitated at The Florida Aquarium after being struck by a boat propeller in 2012. The injuries she sustained left Pistachio partially blind in her left eye. She also has some partial paralysis in her rear flipper and changes to her shell (it grows differently than it should).  These factors contributed to the determination that Pistachio could not be released back into the wild.  Brookfield Zoo is pleased to provide Pistachio with a long-term home. We hope she will serve as a reminder to the importance of safe boating practices in areas where sea turtles and wildlife are found. Help provide for Pistachio’s expert care by adopting her today!