Wildlife Rescue Team Malta held another turtle releasing, this time for a young loggerhead named Freedom.
Freedom was released after 14 months of rehabilitation after having been hit by a boat on her plastron. Named by her rescuer, professor Adriana Vella, Freedom’s healing of her plastron took a number of months to heal due to the severity of her injuries.
The rescue team urged all boat owners to drive carefully, given that 2022/2023 was a record year for turtles injured by boat hits.
‘Our volunteers have wildlife handling permits and training as well as equipment in order to rescue these creatures. If you spot any of the wild animals that we rescue injured or in danger, please call the Wildlife Rescue Team on 99999505.’
The animals are a protected species and it is illegal to keep them as pets.