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Meet Eve, A Juvenile Olive Ridley Turtle

Eve was found at Como Resort, entangled in a ghost net.

Intake Date: 26th December 2018
Length: 32,5 cm
Weight: 3,5 kg
Status: Current Patient

Eve has been adopted by Christine Kueper, Milena Braunwalder, Oriana Malaika Zweifel and Andrew Flanagan

Eve had lost her back flipper already and a front flipper was severely damaged from the ghost net, with two broken bones and deep cuts the whole way round. We are trying to save this flipper. She has had surgery and a splint whilst it initially heals.

Eve recovered from her surgery and is doing well. She is diving and has lost her buoyancy. She is also very active and is eating well. We kept a close eye on her wound from the surgery, changing her bandage every 2 days and keeping her on antibiotics to prevent infection.

When we first removed Eve’s bandage, she used her flipper a little. However, after a few days she stopped using it and is just holding it by her body. We repeated the X-ray which is showing that her bones are healing and is looking much better than previous X-rays. Despite this she is not using the flipper. We are planning a second correction surgery in the hope we can give her some more function in this flipper.