Royal treatment for turtle at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham
Prince George of Cambridge is sharing his second birthday today with one of the long standing residents at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham.
Molokai, the Giant Green Turtle has turned 39 this 22 July and aquarists at the attraction are spoiling him by treating him to a specially created cake, made mostly from his favourite snack – broccoli!
At just over 20 stone and 1.5 metres long, it’s easy to see where the species gets its name from although when he was just an egg, Molokai was small enough to fit inside a lady’s handbag – that’s exactly how he was found 39 years ago at Heathrow airport when he was smuggled into the UK to be in a TV ad!
Animal trafficking is a subject close to the heart of Prince George’s father, Prince William, who is a supporter of WildAid, a charity that aims to end illegal wildlife trade.
Robert Gaster, Aquarist at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham comments:
Although 39 might sound old, for Molokai it’s a mere drop in the ocean considering he will live to be well over 100.
After eating his cake, Molokai will probably spend the rest of his special day snoozing under the tunnel in the Ocean tank and scratching his belly on the corals.”
For further information or to pre-book tickets online before your visit please go to www.SEALIFE.co.uk/birmingham/. Reduced prices are available for tickets booked in advance.
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