juvenile Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.232), admitted 02 October 2022, Maayafushi, Ari Atoll, Maldives
Weight / Length: 13.2kg / 54.5cm (on admittance);
On 2 October, we received Pepe from the rescue centre at the ORP, to make use of our lagoon enclosure for rehabilitation. Pepe had been originally found entangled in a ghost net on 13 May, close to Maayafushi Resort (Ari Atoll) and is missing one of her front flippers. Although this wound has healed, she is also suffering from buoyancy syndrome and cannot dive below the water surface. It is hoped that spending time in our large enclosure will speed up her recovery.
Pepe was successfully released on 29 November, and was waved a << Bon Voyage >> by an enthusiastic group of wellwishers.