Hawksbill Turtle Hatchlings, nest #N020, admitted 21 October 2020
EI.067 – Brandy – 6.4cm/49g (admission);
EI.068 – Margarita – 6.5cm/48g (admission);
EI.069 – Ron – 6.4cm/47g (admission);
EI.070 – Wally – 6.3cm/43g (admission); 20-Feb deceased
EI.071 – Mummu – 6.4cm/48g (admission);
EI.072 – Panda – 6.5cm/49g (admission); 23-Mar deceased.
EI.073 – Inguz – 6.4cm/49g (admission);
These small hatchlings were found on 21 October 2020, lost in the island vegetation. They were admitted to our turtle rescue centre and found to be weak, disoriented and dehydrated.
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 our 14 Hawksbills have acquired an eye infection; we have isolated these, and started treating with antibiotics. We will continue to closely monitor their progress.
Wally suffered from a severe skin and carapace infection and was separated from his siblings for 2 weeks. He now seems to have recovered, and has now rejoined his siblings.
Sadly, Wally was found unresponsive in his pool on 20 February. We suspect a gall bladder infection.
The other hatchlings are healthy and active, and have started to dive down for food … and become very competitive!
Panda was found unresponsive on 10 March, and likely died from infection.