Jansen in a social media post on Saturday said: “She
(the turtle) is in good condition, with some energy. Has had a few cucumber
smoothies today. Michael (Baer) from Te Are Manu has been to see her and given
her shots and a good check over. Now we hope for poo. I’m a little bit in love
with her already.”
Baer, the medical director at Te Are Manu Clinic, told
Cook Islands News when he examined the turtle on Saturday “it was quite strong
and doing quite well”.
“We gave some antibiotics and some anti-inflammatory
as precautionary measure and it seemed much healthier.”
Baer said he expects the turtle to be fit to be
released back into the ocean “in the next few days”.
His advice to people who come across turtles washed up
on Rarotonga beaches is “not to touch them and call Jules Tamaariki from Ariki
Adventures who runs a turtle trust or contact Te Are Manu and Discover Marine and
Wildlife Eco-Centre for help”.