Meet Crash, Our 120th Turtle Patient!
Crash is a tiny hawksbill turtle who was found at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu in Baa Atoll.
Intake Date: 17th January 2020
Length: 21.7 cm
Weight: 850 gr
Status: Released 8th February 2020
Crash has been adopted by Linda Gooding.
Crash only ways 850 grams! She was extremely week and emaciated when she was found. She has several wounds, including one at the base of her skull; her skull is actually protruding through her skin.
We were not sure if she would make it through the first night, but she perked up a little after some fluid therapy.
28 January 2020
Crash is still holding on even though he is very weak. He is not eating so we are tube feeding him, which he is taking. Some of his wounds are healing and he is on antibiotics. His hydration is much better but he has a long way to go to become healthy again.
3 February 2020
Crash is much better this week. He has much more energy and is active more often. He is still being fed as he won’t eat by himself, but we hope he changes his mind about this soon. The wounds on his little body are healing. We are happy with how well he is progressing. Now if only he will eat…
8 February 2020
Crash decided he didn’t want to be fed him anymore and started putting up a fight. That was a cue that he did not need us anymore. He progressed from a turtle that had zero energy and didn’t move when he arrived to a turtle that zipped all over the tank and teased Arti. He was released onto the same beautiful reef as Kaushell (who has been spotted there since) and we hope he decides to stay. At least he knows the face of one friendly resident! Upon release, he immediately started snacking on the food the reef had to offer, which was obviously much better than the hospital food! We wish him all the best and hope to spot him regularly.