April, a mature male Green sea turtle, arrived at the Turtle Hospital in April of 1990 with Fibropapilloma tumors on his neck and covering both of his eyes. Because the tumors were covering his eyes he was unable to search for food and therefore very emaciated when he was rescued. Dr. Carmen Colitz performed surgery on April to remove the tumors but they had already caused permanent damage in which the right eye had to be removed and he sees with only shadow vision in the left eye. Because of this disability, April is unable to be released to the wild, and will remain here as a permanent resident where we can hand feed him.
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