Flippy, a tiny green sea turtle, whizzes around his tank at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Florida. Only a few months old, the turtle, an endangered species, is doing worlds better than he was a few weeks ago, when he was found washed up on the beach, one flipper nearly falling off, as if on a hinge, from a predator bite.
Vets moved quickly to save Flippy, first by sewing tiny stitches in his right flipper. When that healed well, they used staples to keep the flipper in place. He's now regaining motion in the flipper, and swims well, considering the injury.
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