Princess Angelika releases a baby sea turtle to the sea

Princess Angelika Tukuʻaho has been applauded on social media after she released a baby sea turtle to the sea recently.

It was not immediately clear how did the king’s only daughter get the little turtle.

However, photos of the release appeared on Instagram and Facebook with captions that read:

“Tongan Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho returning a baby turtle to the sea. What a great example to the rest of our Kingdom. Can we please stop snapping baby turtles to sell you can not eat them at this size anyway!” wrote the Princess’ first cousin Ivana Vaea.

“Leading by example thank you Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku’aho”, one commentator wrote.

“What a nice story, it’s about time someone stopped being cruel to fish”, another commentator wrote on Facebook.

The photos show the princess was escorted by a royal guard with other women at one of the coastal areas believed to be in Tongatapu, the mainland of Tonga.

The guard was shown to have handed the little turtle to the princess before she released it into the sea.

The turtle then was shown on another photo swimming and headed out into the vast blue ocean.

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