When he arrived at the Two Oceans Aquarium, Bob weighed only 16 kilograms and was severely injured, with extensive bruising, fractures, and even exposed bone.
After eight years of care, treatment, and enrichment activities, Bob the “unreleasable” turtle is ready to head on to his next adventure.
When Bob first arrived at Cape Town’s Two Oceans Aquarium, he had extensive bruising, fractures, exposed bone, brain damage, and breathing problems, and weighed only 16 kilograms.
In addition to these ailments and injuries, Bob also excreted a number of single-use plastic bags and balloons.
Overnight, Bob became an ambassador for the threats of the human-induced plastic crisis.
After eight years of treatment and enrichment activities, Bob is now ready for release, and the incredible specialists that took care of him can look back at his throwback photos with a smile.
He has come far, gaining nearly 70 kilograms in eight years at the Two Oceans Aquarium, and is now fit for release.
This week, the Two Oceans Aquarium celebrated Bob’s incredible journey, and the once “unreleasable” turtle is ready to say “bob-voyage” and head on to his next adventure.
Picture: Two Oceans Aquarium / Facebook