Meet Kaushell, A Juvenile Hawksbill Missing A Flipper

Kaushell is a juvenile hawksbill turtle who was rescued by Kudadoo Maldives in Lhaviyani Atoll and sent to us via Atoll Marine Centre.

Intake Date: 30th October 2019
Length: 25.4 cm
Weight: 1.3 kg
Status: Current Patient

Kaushell has been adopted by Emma Bois and Penny Scudamore

Kaushell was found missing her right flipper, unable to dive, covered in algae and extremely skinny. She has been worked up in the vet clinic and has been found to be anaemic and fighting a massive infection. We are giving Kaushell fluids and antibiotics as well as iron and vitamin supplements.

She is weak and fragile but we hope she will rebuild her muscle mass soon and put on some weight. She has already started to eat – which is great news!

Although we though Kaushell was buoyant, it turned out that she was not diving because she was also constipated! After a big poo a week into her stay at the Rescue Centre, she started diving!