Help Ted Win Orlando's Most-Loved Animal!
Vote for Ted as Orlando’s Most-Loved animal for a chance to win $400 in Frontier Airlines flights!
Ted is a rescue sea turtle saved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He was released multiple times, however continued to return to shore and did not display behavior that was consistent with survival in the wild. That is where we stepped in to be his forever home. We are very lucky to care for him, share about his unique story and the importance of turtle conservation.
What is the story behind Ted’s name you ask? Ted was raised as a hatchling by the National Marine Fisheries Service and was one of the very FIRST turtles to test the Turtle Excluder Device aka TED! TEDs are escape hatches in fishing nets that allow turtles to escape if they are accidentally trapped. Sea turtles are an endangered species, and our Ted helped to protect sea turtles across the United States. SEA LIFE Aquarium’s throughout the US have given forever homes to a variety of rescued sea turtles, like Ted, so guests of all ages can be inspired to care for these beautiful creatures and the ocean they live in. Loggerhead sea turtles, like other sea turtles, are seeing their population decline which is why spreading awareness of Ted’s story is so vital! Fun fact about Ted? He loves the camera and is always ready for his picture-perfect moment!
If Ted gets the most votes, he will be the next ‘Face & Name’ of a new Frontier aircraft. Each plane receives a North American animal brand ambassador who represents perseverance, remarkable feats and oftentimes offer a glimpse into the incredible world of Mother Nature.