Brevard Zoo to release two rehabilitated sea turtles

MELBOURNE, Fla., July 22, 2019 — Juvenile green sea turtles Don King and Kazoo will be returned to the Indian River Lagoon on the northeast side of the A. Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Don King, who was admitted to Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center on March 29, came in with a fractured front flipper and an old, healed fracture to the shell; and was covered in barnacles. Kazoo was brought in on May 27 after being found floating and lethargic at Cocoa Riverfront Park.

During their respective stays at the Healing Center, both Don King and Kazoo were treated with nutritional support and medication.

This event is open to the public, and a filming and viewing area will be reserved for media. All media personnel are asked to check in with a Healing Center volunteer upon arrival.

More information about Don King and Kazoo is available at


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