BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Zoo said it spent months rehabilitating a cute juvenile Diamondback Terrapin and released the turtle back into its habitat in June.
The zoo said the Terrapin was being kept as a pet illegally and was ill from poor maintenance. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources found the turtle and it was transported to the zoo for care.
On a sunny June day, after months of care, the critter was released into a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.
Good luck turtle!
Last fall, @MarylandDNR discovered a juvenile diamondback terrapin being kept as a pet illegally. The #turtle was ill from improper care and was transported to the Zoo hospital for medical treatment. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/Ydo3NBHzuy
— Maryland Zoo (@marylandzoo) July 13, 2021