SEVERAL thousand pounds is till needed to get the world's rarest sea turtle home after it washed up alive on Talacre beach.

On November 28, little ‘Tally' was rescued after being found on the local beach in a state of cold shock and almost dead.

Initially reported as a Leatherback turtle, Tally's rescuers quickly realised that Tally was in fact a very rare Kemps Ridley Turtle - the most endangered sea turtle species in the world.

Tally was taken in by Anglesey Sea Zoo - provided it with round-the-clock care to save its life.

And Tally is now stronger than ever, and in a few months time will be ready to be released back in the wild.

Kemps Ridleys are typically found in much warmer waters around the Gulf of Mexico where the only known breeding sites for the species currently exist.

With this in mind, Anglesey Sea Zoo is asking for your help with the costs of Tally's care, rehabilitation and transport costs to be returned to the wild.

It has set up a GoFundMe page - which has so far raised £1,200 of the £8,000 that's required.

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Last month, Tally, who is too young to tell if it's male or female, moved into a bigger and deeper tank.

Frankie Hobro, Anglesey Sea Zoo's owner, said: "When you look at how sick Tally was when we took him/her in, in an unresponsive and comatosed state, we are incredibly relieved and very proud of this little turtle, and the whole team felt a huge sense of achievement.

"It was an emotional moment for us and an exciting pre-release step for Tally.

"We are now looking forward to the even bigger and more emotional final step in the spring when we plan to release Tally straight back into the wild in the Gulf of Mexico where he or she belongs."