One of the world's rarest turtles washes up in WALES: Reptile is 'lucky to be alive' after being swept 4,000 miles from home by strong currents
One of the world's rarest tropical turtles is 'lucky to be alive' after being washed up on a chilly Welsh beach thousands of miles away from her tropical home.
The female turtle, part of a rare species usually found swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, is being warmed up by vets at a specialist sea zoo.
Named Menai, she is believed to be either a Kemp's ridley turtle, the rarest sea turtle species in the world, or an Olive ridley, a species which has never before been found in the UK.
HOW DID MENAI GET THERE? The turtle is thought to have been carried across the Atlantic Ocean by the Gulf Stream... read more
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