Turtle Rescued by Sharjah Sheikh is Released Into a Lagoon

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 04 May 2021
Turtle Rescued by Sharjah Sheikh is Released Into a Lagoon

Sharjah's Sheikh Fahim Al Qassimi rescued a turtle which has now been moved from the Burj Al Arab Aquarium to the Turtle Rehabilitation Sanctuary at Jumeirah Al Naseem.

The Sheikh travelled with Farah, as the turtle is now called, and release her into the water of the lagoon.

The reptile had her flipper amputated back in march, but she showed great progress in a short time.

"She's so quick at swimming now," he said, "but it's a bittersweet moment."

"While I'm thrilled at her recovery and seeing her swim so confidently," he said, "it is still a shame that her amputated flipper was directly caused by our disregard for the environment.

"Nevertheless, I owe a huge amount of gratitude to the Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah, [her vet] Dr Panos and the team at the Burj Al Arab for saving Farah."

"Farah is recovering well and can swim! She's been transferred to a larger enclosure and will hopefully be at Al Naseem soon." said the Sheikh earlier.

Tristan Delmas, hotel manager at Burj Al Arab said "Farah has been transferred to the turtle lagoon at Jumeirah Al Naseem where the team can monitor the final stages of rehabilitation before she can be released back into her natural habitat after being given the all-clear."

Image Credit: Twitter Fahim Al Qassimi

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