A sea turtle was found in discarded fishing. He was sick and his back was too damaged.
But this cute little fella was named Lou.
Lou was sent to the hospital, where he got examined by Dr. Rod Gilbert.
“The decision was to amputate that flipper which left him with only 2 of them, luckily opposing,” Gilbert recalled. “There was always hope he would recover and be returned back to the wild where he belongs. Being an adult male olive ridley, it was important that he went back.”
But now Lou is healthy once again. Not just that but the sea turtle learned how to swim again, convincing his rescuers to release him back into the wild.