No more than two in a thousand loggerhead turtles survive into adulthood. Rehabilitating every single one of the stranded turtles rescued by members of the public and brought to us for care is critical. In the hands of the Two Oceans Aquarium Foundation's turtle team, dozens of stranded hatchlings that would have perished (often due to human-induced hazards) can have a second chance at life in the ocean.
On average, it costs thousands of rands to rehabilitate just one stranded hatchling - no small effort! You can help these efforts directly by co-adopting one of this year's hatchlings. A donation of R500 means you've provided about two weeks of food, veterinary care, and love to one of the turtles in the Turtle Conservation Centre.
With your generous help, our team successfully rehabilitates and releases these turtle hatchlings, giving this incredible species a brighter future!
By contributing to a turtle’s rehabilitation, you can play an essential part in their journey to release!
Co-adoption is an affordable way to make a difference for one of the turtles in our Turtle Conservation Centre. A donation of R500 means you've provided about two weeks of food, veterinary care, and love to one of the turtles in the Turtle Conservation Centre.
Co-adopters receive a personalised certificate of adoption, regular updates about the cohort of hatchlings of which their adoptee is a member, and the pride of knowing they’ve directly contributed to the preservation of an endangered species!
If you’d like to name and follow the journey of your own "adopted" turtle family member, this option is for you!
You, a loved one, your school, or your company can exclusively adopt one of the rescued turtle hatchlings in our care! This generous sponsorship enables us to care for your hatchling all the way from rescue to release!
Exclusive adopters get to name their turtle, receive a certificate of adoption, receive brief monthly updates, and have their turtle featured in our update mailer, Turtle Tales. Even better, you will be the first to know when your hatchling is being released!