Adult male Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.119), admitted 09-Apr-17, Meeru Resort, N.Malé Atoll, Maldives
Weight: 30kg (admission);
Length: 64.3cm (admission);
This large adult male was found floating, entangled in a fishing net unable to dive. Beybe was freed and assessed on site by staff from Meeru Island resort and transported directly to our Marine savers facility at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa. It is likely that he had been trapped in this debris for many days, which caused deep lacerations to his neck and front flippers. Despite his large size, Beybe proves to be a gentle soul and is currently receiving regular wound care and fluid therapy to give him the energy he needs.
Beybe’s progress in the first week has been encouraging, making many successful attempts to dive below the water’s surface and even taking an interest in food! We hope he will be able to return to the wild in the coming months once he has returned to a healthy condition.