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For over three decades, life for a pair of wild Loggerhead turtles named Daisy and Touché had been confined by the walls of a restaurant's private aquarium -- a far cry from the boundless expanse of their natural habitat. But now, after an extended stay in captivity, the two turtles are finally going home.

Daisy, who is 91 years old, and Touché, 40, were each found tangled in fishing line in separate incidents in the early-1980s. Unfortunately, the animals soon became too accustomed to human contact and daily feedings from their keepers, dependencies that threatened their survival in the wild.

Thanks to two years of retraining at the Lisbon Oceanarium in Portugal, which included weaning them off hand-feedings and limiting their exposure to people, the two long-captive turtle are believed to have regained their instincts to thrive in the open sea.


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