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Healthy diet helps turtle shed 11lbs

A "greedy" turtle who stole food from the sharks he shares his tank with has shed 11lbs after being put on a four-month diet.

Noah the endangered green sea turtle, nicknamed Naughty Noah by visitors to Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, would guzzle squid meant for the blacktip reef sharks at feeding time and had excess fat on his back and ankles.

He had weighed 14st 13lb (95kg) before his diet, but this has dropped to 14st 2lb (90kg).

The 13-year-old reptile had been on a diet of egg-shaped snacks made of green, low-calorie, turtle-friendly jelly with vegetable delicacies including broccoli, spinach and kale set in their centres.

Belfast Telegraph