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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 and Oriana Malaika Zweifel

Eve has lost her back flipper already and a front flipper is 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 currently has a splint whilst it initially heals.

So far Eve is looking good after her surgery and is doing well. She is diving and has lost her buoyancy. She is also very active and is eating well.

Her wound from surgery is so far looking good. However, it can still break down after the 2 week mark, so we are keeping a close eye on it. We change her bandage every 2 days and keep her on antibiotics to prevent infection.

As soon as the wound area is more stable we would like to remove her bandage, but at the moment the broken bone means there is too much movement.