Stumps Rescue Turtle

juvenile Hawksbill turtle (RB.EI.022), admitted ??, One Palm Island, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

 

Weight / length: 6.5kg / 40.1cm (on admission);

Stumps, a juvenile Hawksbill turtle, was sadly hit by a boat whilst entangled in a ghost fishing net, causing loss of her rear right and front right flippers. She is receiving daily wound care, antibiotics and fluids to aid recovery, and is otherwise quite active in her recovery pool.

She is still in pain, as the injuries and amputations are healing. She has been administered fluids as she has no appetite.

September 2017
Stumps, against all the odds, has started diving and swimming around the pool (under Thakuru and Greg). Her injuries are almost completely healed, and she is now eating a healthy diet.

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