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.

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On a sunny June day, after months of care, the critter was released into a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.

Good luck turtle!

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CBS Baltimore Staff