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 these amazing marine animals. Please consider donating once-off, or setting up a recurring donation below.
TURTLE REHAB &
You can now also choose to donate towards the rehabilitation of three specific turtles. Bob, Harry and Pan are our long-term rehab patients, each with their own medical challenges who need on-going care. Treat Bob, Harry or Pan with a donation through our Treat a Turtle programme.
Hatchling season is here! We have received over 50 little loggerhead hatchlings so far. The first eight have already been adopted. You can adopt a hatchling and give it a cool name. Check out our adoption page below.