Meet Burrito, the Largest Turtle Patient We Have Ever Had

Burrito is an adult female Olive Ridley turtle. She was rescued by Kuredu resort in Lhaviyani Atoll and sent to us by speedboat.

Intake Date: January 30th 2018
Length: 70 cm
Weight: 37.8 kg
Status: Current patient

Burrito had multiple injuries due to being entangled in ocean plastic. She underwent a four hour surgery the day she arrived to repair the damage. Unfortunately, she needed a back flipper amputation. Her front left flipper was severely damaged too, including a broken bone. Incredibly she still has function of this flipper, so we are trying desperately to save it. In addition, she also had a deep wound around her neck that needed surgical treatment.

She is currently recovering from surgery and getting daily wound care, antibiotics and pain relief.