Adopt hatchling #100_2022
Hatchling #100_2022 is one of the rescued loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings being rehabilitated by the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation. By adopting #100_2022, you’re helping us feed, nurse and care for this little one so that it can be returned to the ocean for a second chance at life.
- Name: #100 (by adopting a turtle, you get to choose a name!)
- Arrived at turtle hospital:20 April 2022
- Rescue location: De Mond
- Weight on arrival: 36.66g
- Length on arrival: 5.3cm
- Width on arrival: 5.2cm
Little #100 was rescued on 20 April 2022 in De Mond! Weighing in at 36.66g on arrival multiple goosbarnacle hitchhikers attached. #100 has pooped out at least one piece of plastic so far (yuck!)
Why adopt a turtle?
It costs us about R27 per day to rehabilitate the average turtle – but few of them are “average”. From 25g hatchlings to 80kg heavyweights, dehydration to broken shells and picky eaters to energetic rascals, it takes a passionate and dedicated team to provide each turtle with the individual care and treatment it needs.
We are opening up the opportunity to adopt a turtle by paying for its rehabilitation – and in so doing, helping us continue our turtle conservation work. The adoption fee helps us cover the extensive medical care and compassion “spent” on each and every individual turtle. In return, adopters get a unique certificate of adoption, a “turtle biography”, a dedicated spot on our “turtle wall” as well as the knowledge that you’ve helped save a life.
These little ones will be released in Summer once each one has been cleared for release by our vet – performing full examinations on each turtle, including a number of blood tests to ensure they are healthy enough to be let go.
What do adopters get?
In addition to helping to save the life of an endangered loggerhead sea turtle, adopters get a few perks:
- Pick a name for your turtle, which we’ll use for all updates and news about it!
- Receive a certificate of adoption.
- Be kept in the loop for news and updates about your turtle – and be the first to hear when it will be released back into the wild!
- The pride of know you’ve directly contributed to adding to the breeding population of an Endangered species!