juvenile Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.119), admitted 07 August 2017, Furaveri Island, Raa Atoll, Maldives
Weight: 11.2kg (upon admission);
Length: 45.2cm (upon admission);
Xena, a juvenile Olive Ridley turtle, was found floating in the ocean near Furaveri Island, and rescued by team members from the resort.
She is missing the front left flipper, but this injury has healed very well over time. The main issue she is facing now is buoyancy syndrome and we are hoping she will recover from it quickly. We are therefore encouraging her to dive at the bottom of her pool to get her food.
Xena will remain under our care until she fully recovers.
Xena’s wound has healed very quickly and cleanly, so she will be eligible to be released once her diving has improved. Although she remains quite buoyant at times, she has been spotted resting on the bottom of the pool and is now able to be fed whilst submerged. Thankfully, she is very motivated by food so should be able to be released after a few more weeks of diving practice.