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Sea Turtles Find New Home in Grapevine

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Two Kemps Riddley Sea Turtles have found themselves a new home and a new job!

Meet Roxy and Humpty!

The two have been living at the Animal Rehabilitation Keep in Port Aransas, for a few years now, after they were injured. Since their injures are so severe, they're not able to survive in the ocean. So now, they will live at the Grapevine Sea-Life Aquarium.

Their job? To be ambassadors of the Kemps Ridley species.

"He was hit by a boat propeller across the rear end of his body and that severed the spine; 53
rear limbs are paralyzed," Tony Amos of Animal Rehabilitation Keep said.

"When we bring them back to Sea Life in Grapevine they'll share their story with our visitors and prompt people to care about what's going on in the oceans," Karen Rifenbury with Grapevine-Sea Life Aquarium said.

Humpty is the hefty one out of the two weighing 40 pounds!

We wish them the very best in their new home.

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