Mediterranean turtle washed up in Jersey

A turtle washed up on the beaches of Jersey in January was cared for by local vets and volunteers. Terri is a Loggerhead turtle, the most common turtle in the Mediterranean that normally nest on beaches from Greece and Turkey to Israel and Libya.

After recovering from her injuries in Jersey, money was raised to fly her to a rescue centre in Gran Canaria.

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Why does Terri the turtle need a private jet to get home?

Terri the turtle washed up in Jersey 12 days ago, cold and startled.

She's being looked after by New Age Vets who say they now need to raise £22,000 to send her by private jet to Gran Canaria.

The cold water reptile needs to live in warm waters, and is thought to have been thrown significantly off course due to storms.

Vet Peter Haworth says the private jet is needed for various reasons, including the correct air pressure and temperature for the animal.

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