SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine invites you for a special 2nd birthday celebration and to visit their new Turtle Rescue Center July 11. Come enjoy cake and meet Roxy and Squirt, two non-releasable endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles that now will reside at the aquarium at Grapevine Mills Mall.
The Turtle Rescue Center includes display tanks that were specially designed to the depth the turtles are able to safely dive based on their injuries, as well as educational information on conservation and turtle rescue.
Before being transferred to SEA LIFE Aquarium, both injured Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles were rescued and rehabilitated by Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) in Port Aransas. Roxy was found stranded off Mustang Island Gulf Beach in 2007 after both left limbs were bitten off and her right limb suffered a large bite, limiting mobility on her left side. Squirt was found stranded on the Padre Island National Seashore in 2009 after a boat strike caused paralysis of both rear flippers and a cracked shell, affecting his ability to dive. Due to the severity of their injuries, both turtles are unable to return to their natural habitat and will now live out the rest of their lives in the safety of SEA LIFE Aquarium.
In celebration of the Turtle Rescue Center opening, SEA LIFE will also commemorate its second anniversary with cake for guests served at 4 p.m. (while supplies last).
SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine
Grapevine Mills Mall, Grapevine, Texas
$19 for adults, $15 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for kids 2 and under