Dozens of children squealed with delight upon encountering Roxy, Squirt and Boomerang.
The three endangered sea turtles have found a new home at the Sea Life Aquarium inside the Grapevine Mills Mall.
The Turtle Rescue Center, which debuted Thursday, has a tank with low windows that allow younger visitors to get an eye-to-eye view of the turtles. The tank is specially designed to the depth the turtles are able to safely dive based on their injuries.
The turtles “will serve as ambassadors for sea turtle education and ocean conservation,” said Iain Scouller, Sea Life Aquarium Grapevine’s general manager.
Here’s a look at some of the turtles you might see at the exhibit.