Juanita Rescue Turtle

juvenile Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.117), admitted 11 July 2017, Kandooma Resort, South Malé Atoll, Maldives


Weight: 10.2kg (upon admission); 10.8kg (August); 11.0kg (December);
Length: 43.0cm (upon admission); 42.3cm (August); 42.7cm (December);

Juanita, a juvenile Olive Ridley turtle, was found floating close to Kandooma Resort in South Male Atoll. She had likely been trapped in a drifting ghost fishing net, causing loss of her right front flipper, and lacerations to her carapace and hind flippers. She is very active, and has shown a healthy appetite from day one. Juanita will receive daily wound care and a round of antibiotics to help her recover and to improve the healing of her wounds.

August 2017
We are continuing treatment, and Juanita’s wounds are healing nicely. She is very active, has a great appetite and attempts to dive after the morsels of fish and lobster we offer as food.

September 2017
Juanita has proven to be a fighter! After losing her flipper, her wounds are now healing, she is very active and has a good appetite. She is starting to show some efforts to dive, and now looks lower in the water as she relaxes more.

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