Lucky Rescue Turtle

Olive Ridley Turtle Hatchling (rare), nest #N001, admitted 07 February 2019, Joali resort, Raa Atoll, Maldives

Weight/Length: 16g/4.1cm (on admission);

A very rare hatchling at our Centre, ‘Lucky’ is an Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), found with a sibling at Joali resort (Raa Atoll).

‘Lucky’ (LO.001) was admitted on 7 February – our very first Olive Ridley turtle hatchling. Although large Olive Ridleys are an all too common sight, entangled and floating in drifting ghost nets, they are rarely seen nesting in the Maldives.

Lucky presents deformations to the plastron (shell) and front left flipper, but we don’t know if his internal organs are affected. He is currently in quarantine and under close observation.

Lucky - Olive Ridley hatchling Maldives (rare)
Lucky - Olive Ridley hatchling Maldives (rare)


March 2019

Cookie, Sunset, Lucky – turtle hatchlings Marine Savers Maldives (0014)

Turtle hatchlings (left to right): Cookie (Hawksbill) — Sunset (Green) — Lucky (Olive Ridley)

4 May 2019

Sadly, Lucky was found unresponsive in his pool this morning 🙁 .