Green Turtle Hatchlings, nest #N041, admitted 05 January 2019, Malé, Maldives
CM.155 – Pepe – 36g/5.3cm; 313g/12.9cm (May); deceased.
CM.156 – Scooter – 31g/5.0cm; 119g/ 9.0cm (May); deceased.
CM.157 – Kermit – 27g/4.9cm; deceased.
These hatchlings were sent to us from Malé, aged about 2 weeks old, where they were being kept as pets (in fresh water). They are being treated for skin problems at our Centre, and are under close observation.
28 May 2019
Sadly, Kermit was found unresponsive in his pool today. The necropsy revealed abnormalities to the lungs and intestine.
Scooter and Pepe are healthy and growing well.
(L) Pepe and Scooter (R)
Updates July 2019
19 July – sadly, Scooter was found unresponsive in his pool. He had low appetite and was losing weight, so was under treatment and close observation. A subsequent necropsy revealed an intestinal infection.
Pepe is looking healthy and eating well.
Sadly, Pepe was found unresponsive in his pool on 25 March. A subsequent necropsy revealed an intestinal infection.