Brevard County

Injured sea turtles returning to the ocean after rehabilitation at Brevard Zoo

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Two juvenile sea turtles are returning home after being rehabilitated at the Brevard Zoo.

Jackal and Pandemonium will be returned to the ocean at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m.


The two juvenile green sea turtles were found sick or injured and brought to the Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center for care.

Jackal was rescued in August 2021 after being found in the Trident Basin during population studies by UCF’s Marine Turtle Research Group.

He had a fracture down their shell, potentially from a boat strike.

According to a news release, before being released in the past, it was discovered that Jackal had osteomyelitis, a bone infection, in all four flippers, making their stay longer.

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Jackal received over a year of nutritional support, antibiotics, vitamins and veterinary care to treat the disease.

Pandemonium was found stranded in Port Canaveral in July with a rusted hook in their mouth with a fishing line coming out of it.

Pandemonium was treated and received nutritional support, antibiotic treatment and veterinary care before being cleared and ready for release.

You can read more about Jackal and Pandemonium HERE. (

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