Turtle Patients

Our Current Turtle Patients

Our Current Turtle Patients ~ Click on an image for the full story.

Our aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and release all of our turtle patients although, sadly, some do pass away. We have the capacity to accommodate up to 10 patients at a time at our Rescue and Rehabilitation Centres, depending on the size and type of injuries of the turtles.

Our turtle patients can stay anywhere from a couple of days to several months; the average length of stay is around three months. The exception is Heidi who is unreleasable. Heidi has been with us for more than three years whilst we try to find him a forever home. Other long staying patients are those suffering from buoyancy syndrome such as Azura. Azura has been with us for more than two years, however there is hope for Azura! Another turtle patient, Penny, stayed with us for almost two years before she overcame her buoyancy syndrome and we were able to release her!

Adopt A Turtle Patient

By adopting one of our turtle patients you will contribute towards the cost of our patients’ veterinary care, medications, and transport. You will also help fund our core charitable objectives such as: 

  • Expanding our rescue and rehabilitation efforts;  
  • Furthering our understanding of sea turtle veterinary care;
  • Broadening our research into sea turtles and their conservation; 
  • Growing our education and outreach programs; and 
  • Protecting sea turtles and their habitats.

You will receive:

  • A personalised adoption certificate with the history of how your adopted turtle patient came to our Rescue or Rehabilitation Centre
  • A fact sheet about the given species of sea turtle
  • Updates on how your adopted turtle’s recovery is going (if you wish)
  • Notification in the case of release.
  • Gift adoptions are also available.

Meet Some of Our Past Turtle Patients

Patients Released or Deceased 2020 – 2021

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