Chewbacca's Story

We got Chewie just after April Fools', but her boat strike injuries were no joke.

Chewie was left stranded near Miami after a propeller incident, but we got right to work cleaning their wounds and have administered a feeding tube to ensure their nutrition gets back on track.

Patient Information
Intake Photo

Name: Chewbacca
Species: Loggerhead (CC)
Admission date and intake photo: 4.3.22
Ailment: Boat Strike Injury
Secondary Ailment: Debilitated
Weight: 30.86 kg


  • Carapace wounds were cleaned and dead bone/debris removed.
  • Turtle placed in shallow water.
  • Broad spectrum antibiotics and fluids were prescribed. Turtle is receiving TPN