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Time to shell-abrate: Sea Life Orlando’s Ted the turtle turns 22

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ted the turtle is celebrating his 22nd birthday with a cake only a turtle could love made up of fish, krill, pellet, fruit and veggies.

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Ted, who calls Sea Life Orlando Aquarium home, was treated to a day of special activities to celebrate his 22nd birthday in 2022. In his honor, the first 22 guests at the aquarium on Thursday will get a free loggerhead turtle stuffed animal.

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Ted was voted Orlando’s Most-Loved Animal in 2021 and will be featured on a Frontier Airlines plane tail at the end of this year.

To learn more about Ted’s conservation story, click here.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.