All sea turtles are endangered and we are very fortunate to be in the perfect location to receive stranded and injured sea turtles for rehabilitation and release. We are based at the Two Oceans Aquarium with access to a fantastic veterinary clinic and incredible veterinarians giving up their time to help us save turtles.
With a wonderful donation and assistance from Deep Blue Aquatic Systems we expanded our hospital in 2016 and can hold and care for up to 100 sea turtle hatchlings at any given time. Since we formalized our rehabilitation programme we have cared for and released more than 600 sea turtles back into the ocean. We satellite tag many of the larger turtles and it has been so encouraging to see how well they do once healthy and released.
We are always so grateful to people along the coast of South Africa who rescue these stranded and injured turtles and either notify us or our turtle network points. Without caring people these turtles will have no chance of survival.
We rely on donations to help us care for this amazing marine animals. Please consider donating once-off, or setting up a recurring donation below.
TURTLE REHAB &
We will soon launch our Treat a Turtle programme, which will allow you to donate directly towards the rehabilitation of our three long-term patients Bob, Harry and Pan. Treat a Turtle launches 2 March 2021.
Once hatchling season starts, we will also have loggerhead hatchlings up for adoption. Each hatchling costs us about R5000 to rehabilitate. Your adoption fee will give you naming rights to the turtle and an awesome certificate. Check back in March 2021 for new arrivals that need your help in their rehabilitation journey.