yoshi-cropjpg

[WATCH] Yoshi Queen of the sea returns home after 20 years

On 16 December, after months of preparation by the amazing turtle rehab team, the Two Oceans Aquarium finally released Yoshi, its large resident loggerhead turtle off the coast of Cape Town.

The team had to wait for the ideal weather conditions, and Saturday 16 December, the Day of Reconciliation, turned out to be the ideal day.

Yoshi is over 20-years-old!

The Aquarium described the event as 'monumental event in the lives of our passionate and dedicated turtle rehab team. Safe to say all our staff members have grown extremely attached to this icon of the Aquarium. There were few words and many tears on the boats as this humungous beauty made her first splash in 20 years into the wild waters of South Africa. Yoshi disappeared and swam off the moment she hit the water.'

The first ping received from the satellite tag attached to Yoshi at 04h30 on Sunday morning showed she's making great progress.

Click here and follow the story of the amazing and moving release of this turtle queen by the Two Ocean's Aquarium turtle rehab team here.

Video and Photographs courtesy of Two ocean's Aquarium

Take a listen to Two Oceans Aquarium talk about Yoshi's journey:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Why you should ALWAYS read the Ts and Cs - #ConsumerTalk

Why you should ALWAYS read the Ts and Cs - #ConsumerTalk

Journalist Wendy Knowler explains how unscrupulous companies take advantage of our unwillingness to read terms and conditions.

'Help is just a phone call away' - a lifeline for male survivors of sex assault

'Help is just a phone call away' - a lifeline for male survivors of sex assault

Matrixmen Cape Town head Patrick Macdonald says normally it takes up to 27.6 years to report what happened.

Foreign nationals still in limbo seven years after closure of Cape Town office

Foreign nationals still in limbo seven years after closure of Cape Town office

Failure to be granted refugee status means thousands struggle to access even the most basic services.

US expert gives evidence in Reshall Jimmy death inquest

US expert gives evidence in Reshall Jimmy death inquest

An inquest is underway to determine whether the Ford Motor Company should be held accountable for his death.

Learning In Reach and Bambini Dream Foundation team up to uplift Lavender Hills

Learning In Reach and Bambini Dream Foundation team up to uplift Lavender Hills

The organisations will plant a vegetable garden in Delft to help children in the community.

Oom Fredie Blom turns 115 in style

Oom Fredie Blom turns 115 in style

Community activist Gadija Francis describes why they threw a birthday party for the senior man.

Popular articles
Boeing 737 MAX: 'Sensor broke off, computer misread data and fought the pilots'

Boeing 737 MAX: 'Sensor broke off, computer misread data and fought the pilots'

Guy Leitch, the managing editor of SA Flyer Magazine, provides insights into what caused the airplane crash.

Mitchells Plain sprinter Tamzin Thomas is blazing her way to glory

Mitchells Plain sprinter Tamzin Thomas is blazing her way to glory

The 21-year old describes how she juggles her time between studying and practice and her parents work ethic has inspired her.

'Thuli Madonsela’s name has been mentioned for Deputy President'

'Thuli Madonsela’s name has been mentioned for Deputy President'

Lumkile Mondi (Wits), Ferial Haffajee and Busisiwe Mavuso (Business Leadership SA) on the President's upcoming "slim" Cabinet.

Four men die after inhaling hazardous fumes in Cape Town factory

Four men die after inhaling hazardous fumes in Cape Town factory

Police are investigating the deaths which took place at Atlantic Recycling factory in Parow on Tuesday afternoon.

'Ford has treated us as if we're absolutely nothing' says Reshall Jimmy's sister

'Ford has treated us as if we're absolutely nothing' says Reshall Jimmy's sister

Reshall Jimmy died when his Ford Kuga burst into flames and his sister Renisha talks about the way the car company has behaved.

Absa is the most complained about bank in South Africa

Absa is the most complained about bank in South Africa

Capitec Bank, however, is keeping its customers decidedly happy. Bruce Whitfield interviews consumer journalist Wendy Knowler.