Rare turtle washed up in Cumbria

One of the world's rarest sea turtles is being cared for at the Lake District Coast Aquarium in Maryport. But its health is failing and it needs to be moved to a new centre to receive treatment.

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Health setback for Cumbria's Kemp's ridley turtle

The Kemp's ridley turtle has been refusing food Credit: ITV Border

A critically endangered turtle that washed up on the Cumbrian coast is not feeding properly.

Staff at the Lake District Coast Aquarium have been caring for the Kemp's ridley since December.

Although it has made good progress the turtle is refusing food and losing weight.

It will now be moved to an aquarium in Windermere which has expertise in tube feeding turtles.

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