Hawksbill Turtle Hatchlings, nest #N019, admitted 19 October 2020
EI.060 – Kraken – 6.5cm/47g (admission); 06-Mar deceased.
EI.061 – Pipa – 6.0cm/42g (admission); 01-Mar deceased.
EI.062 – Darbouts – 6.5cm/56g (admission);
EI.063 – Mikku – 6.6cm/54g (admission);
EI.064 – Srinath – 6.7cm/56g (admission); 19-Apr deceased.
EI.065 – Jaga – 6.6cm/51g (admission); 20-Feb deceased.
EI.066 – Safi – 6.4cm/47g (admission); 10-Mar deceased.
These small Hawksbill turtle hatchlings were found near an island boat jetty, lethargic and unable to swim away. They were admitted to our Turtle Rescue Centre for assessment; they presented various infections and showed signs of predation (from crabs/birds).
They are currently under treatment and close observation, and once they are healthy and strong we will be releasing them into the ocean.
January 2021 Updates
All the Hawksbill hatchlings continue to grow. 6 of the 14 have acquired an eye infection; we have isolated these, and started treating with antibiotics. We will continue to closely monitor their progress.
Sadly, Jaga had been unwell, and was found unresponsive in his pool on 20 February. We suspect a gall bladder infection.
Kraken is being treated for an eye infection, and is under close observation. The other hatchlings are active, and have started diving down competitively for food during mealtimes.
Pipa had been losing weight for the past couple of weeks, and was under close observation. Sadly, we found her unresponsive in her pool on 1 March, suffering from an enlarged gall bladder.
Kraken succumbed to infection on 6 March, and Safi was found unresponsive on 10 March.
Sadly, Srinath was found unresponsive in his pool on the morning of 19 April, with suspected lung malformation.