Hawksbill Turtle Hatchlings, EI.N015.047-49, admitted 27 June 2018, Voavah, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Toby (EI.047) – 12g/3.5cm (admission); 122g/8.9cm (Oct); 1940g/24.6cm (Dec-20); released.
Amelia (EI.048) – 13g/3.8cm (admission); 77g/7.8cm (Oct); 96g/8.5cm (Dec); deceased.
Purp (EI.049) – 13g/3.6cm (admission); 91g/8.3cm (Oct); 130g/9.3cm (Dec); released.
Hawksbill turtle hatchlings from a nest on Voavah (Four Seasons Private Island). The rest of their siblings were released into the wild. The 3 hatchlings presented with skin infections and carapace deformations; they are now eating, diving and resting at the bottom of their pool.
Our baby Hawksbill turtles have overcome a skin infection and are now healthy and very active. They have grown and gained weight, and now their carapace deformations are less obvious.
These guys are healthy and growing fast! They are able to dive after their food and have started to rest at the bottom of the pool. They love to eat lobster and play with their enrichment toys (EEDs).
Sadly, Amelia died on 1 April from an infection. Toby and Purp are healthy and growing well; they have big appetites, and are able to spend time submerged, resting at the pool bottom.
Toby in his pool.
Toby poses for the camera.
Purp poses for the camera.
Purp’s carapace, photographed for comparison
Toby spends his days playing with his pool-partner Arielle, or sleeping at the bottom of the pool. His favourite part of the day is meal time, and he often eats as fast as he can!
Toby continues to grow under our care.
January 2021 updates
By January, Toby was ready to leave us and continue his journey in the big blue. We released him during one of our scheduled guest excursions, to Makunudhoo (where Cookie and Purp were also released). Bon voyage, little guy. 💙