Macau Rescue Turtle

female Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.198), admitted 8 February 2020, Voavah, Baa Atoll, Maldives

Weight / Length: 6.4kg / 38.5cm (on admission);

 

Macau, a female Olive Ridley turtle, was found on 8 February 2020, entangled in a ghost net alongside a Hawksbill turtle (Conna), by our Four Seasons colleagues at Voavah (Four Seasons Private Island, Baa Atoll, Maldives). Luckily, the net did not inflict any major injuries and the wounds she has are superficial, so they should heal quickly.

Macau was given a freshwater bath for re-hydration and a good clean upon arrival. Her wounds were tended to and treatment was given. She is already diving and feeding, which is a sign of good health. As soon as her injuries are healed, she can head back to the ocean where she belongs.

Macau stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives
Macau stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives

March updates

Once all of her wounds were healed, Macau was transferred to our Lagoon Enclosure to complete her rehabilitation process.

Macau stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives
Macau stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives

April updates

Within just one month in our rehabilitation enclosure, Macau was able to swim down and rest on the bottom netting.

On 13 April, she was successfully released back into the wild from the side of the enclosure … bon voyage, and good luck! 💚

Watch Macau’s release video on Facebook.

Macau release from the turtle enclosure Maldives
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