Humpty Rescue Turtle

(RB.LO.093), juvenile Olive Ridley turtle, admitted 04-Jan-17, Gili Lankanfushi, North Male, Maldives

 

Humpty was found entangled in a ghost net with an amputated right front flipper and emaciated.
Humpty arrived in critical condition and in advanced staged of emaciation. The turtle’s plastron bones were protruding and very little muscle tone was noted. The amputation site was clean and required light wound care.

Humpty was active in the water and very eager to eat from the first offering. However, after 18 days’ of care the turtle started showing signs of distress and suddenly passed away.

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