Meet Nanny, Ghost Net Amputee

Nanny is an adult female Olive ridley turtle who was found in Lhaviyani atoll.

Intake Date: 23 June 2017
Length: 64 cm
Weight: 30.1 kg
Status: Current Patient

Nanni came to the rescue centre via Naifaru Juvenile Rescue Centre. She arrived with a severely swollen front left flipper and a wound so deep we could feel the bone. Unfortunately we could not rescue Nanni’s flipper; it was amputated 10 days after she arrived.

Nanni’s wounds have healed nicely, however she is having problems using her remaining flipper. To see if we can improve the range of movement and strength, Nanni is currently having daily physiotherapy sessions!