WATCH: Rare green turtle who lost two of his flippers…given a new lease on life!
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A rare green turtle named Hofesh (which means ‘freedom’ in Hebrew) has been given a new lease on life!
The turtle lost two flippers on his left side four years ago — after he was entangled in a fishing net!
Thanks to the kindness and ingenuity of an Israeli design student, Hofesh is now able to enjoy his life in the water.
Hofesh’s new “fins” are inspired by the design on an F-22 Raptor fighter jet!
The fins are attached to Hofesh’s back, and act as a stabilizing device — helping him to glide through the water.