Goodbye Andre the green turtle!

He ever was saved when found stranded up on June 25, 2010 and then in a state badly injured, with a hole in its shell condition due to double collisions with ships. More than 1.5 kilograms of sand found in it, along with several shrimp stuck. Andre had the infection. His lungs failed to function, pneumonia and the spine exposed.

Andre, thus the name given later by rescuers, survived. Fins and nervous system apparently still functioning normally. He was pulled from the beach and taken to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. After that, a team of vet doctors start their operations in order to save Andre. All steps are performed is a new breakthrough in saving animals from death.

Andre strength to survive arouse many of his fans, about 200 people sent checks to become adoptive parents honor of Andre, the children send letters, greeting cards and notes affixed to the outer wall of Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

The team of doctors achieve success of his rescue, after 414 days treated, Andre, 25 years weight 81 kg, is released into the sea of Juno Beach, watched by the volunteers, team doctors, science teachers, among environmentalists and children, a poignant moment when he released into the sea.

Together, they congratulated Andre returned to his habitat and wished him find comfort and happiness in the ocean.

Now all the memories with Andre has been gone over, about three weeks ago he was found dead on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at the Hutchinson Island in very bad condition, "The staff and volunteers really feel sad," says David McClymont, president of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, as quoted by AP.

All the excitement and cheering volunteers at the beginning of August and then seemed to disappear recalled times when he is released into the sea, he might just become the victim of malignancy may also be due to natural or human role.

Natural and man should walk in harmony, conservation and protecting the environment needs to be done, not for our shared interest?

(Various sources /Images CC)


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