Here is Olivia the loggerhead turtle swimming back in the wild for the first time

Submitted by Steve on 15:04, 19th Sep, 2016 | 0

We would like to say a huge thank you to Pascual Calabuig for sending this video of Olivia the loggerhead turtle who was rescued by the GSPCA in Guernsey and recently released back in the wild in Gran Canaria -

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Videos of Olivia the loggerhead turtle from rescue to footage of her release to the wild & extra pictures

Submitted by Steve on 12:24, 7th Sep, 2016 | 0

The GSPCA are excited to report that Olivia the loggerhead turtle is doing extremely well in Gran Canaria and has been released back to the wild on Tuesday 6th September 2016.

Here are some youtube videos and extra photos of Olivia being released to the wild -

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Olivia the loggerhead turtle is back in the warm seas of Gran Canaria

Submitted by Steve on 15:21, 6th Sep, 2016 | 0

We are pleased to announce that Olivia the loggerhead turtle was successfully released back to the wild today at lunch time.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "We have just had a message and pictures sent from Gran Canaria saying that Olivia the loggerhead turtle is back in the wild."

"Olivia was released by the team from Centro de Recuperación de Fauna Silvestre an the south east of Gran Canaria on a beach called Playa El Burrero."

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EXCITING NEWS - Olivia the loggerhead turtle to be released on Playa El Burrero on the southeast of Gran Canaria 12.30pm today

Submitted by Steve on 10:36, 6th Sep, 2016 | 0

The GSPCA are excited to report that Olivia the loggerhead turtle is doing extremely well in Gran Canaria and will be released back to the wild at 12.30pm today.

On Thursday, 28th July 2016 the GSPCA undertook one of its biggest moves, the last stage in the rescue and rehabilitation of Olivia.

Olivia, a large loggerhead turtle, finally traveled south at the end of July to complete the rehabilitation process prior to release in the warm waters off Gran Canaria which has been taking place over the last month.

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Olivia is doing well at Centro de Recuperación de Fauna Silvestre after her trip from the GSPCA and now eating fish

Submitted by Steve on 08:25, 3rd Aug, 2016 | 0

We are pleased to report that Olivia the loggerhead turtle is doing extremely well in Gran Canaria.

On Thursday, 28th July 2016 the GSPCA undertook one of its biggest moves, the last stage in the rescue and rehabilitation of Olivia.

Olivia, a large loggerhead turtle, is finally traveled south to complete the rehabilitation process prior to release in the warm waters off Gran Canaria.

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GSPCA staff wave farewell to Olivia the loggerhead turtle as she settles at Centro de Recuperación de Fauna Silvestre de Tafira

Submitted by Steve on 16:29, 29th Jul, 2016 | 0

The GSPCA staff have just said their last farewells to Olivia the loggerhead turtle as they head home to Guernsey.

After 5 months of care Olivia is now in a pool at the Centro de Recuperación de Fauna Silvestre de Tafira.

Earlier this morning Olivia was placed in a large pool at their rescue centre in Gran Canaria and she has already made herself at home.

Olivia will likely only be at the rescue in Las Palmas for a very short period as they feel she is ready for release after the care of the fantastic team at the GSPCA.

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Final two days for Olivia the loggerhead turtle as she heads south this Thursday from the GSPCA & Guernsey to go to Gran Canaria

Submitted by Steve on 23:42, 26th Jul, 2016 | 0

This Thursday, 28th July 2016 the GSPCA undertakes one of its biggest moves, the last stage in the rescue and rehabilitation of Olivia.

Olivia, a large loggerhead turtle, is finally traveling south to complete the rehabilitation process prior to release in the warm waters off Gran Canaria.

Olivia, who nearly died back in March was found in cold shock on a wintery beach on the west coast of Guernsey.  If the GSPCA had not been alerted and been able to rescue her quickly she would have surely died.

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UPDATE - Olivia the turtle's traveling box is coming together - would you like to donate to her travel box, care and flight

Submitted by Steve on 12:15, 13th Jul, 2016 | 0

Today GSPCA team members are putting together a travel box to meet IATA regulations for Olivia the loggerhead turtle as flight plans are finalised.

Having spoken to countless contacts and working with the wonderful vets and team at Petair we are hopeful to find transport and a route at a cost less than £12,500 than previously quoted which may well be with less time in the air for Olivia.

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Check out the Ceva TV bulletin about Olivia an endangered loggerhead turtle and her appeal to fly her south

Submitted by Steve on 13:50, 8th Jul, 2016 | 0

The GSPCA are hugely grateful to Ceva who support charities in so many ways and yesterday they published a news clip for Olivia the loggerhead turtle who is at the GSPCA.

The Cites documents are now in place to transport Olivia to Gran Canaria and the GSPCA whilst fund raising for her care and flight are working with a number of transporters to find the best route and ensure all transport legislation is met.

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A huge thank you to States Works for delivering fresh water for Olivia the loggerhead turtle today

Submitted by Steve on 23:28, 23rd Jun, 2016 | 0

Today the GSPCA undertook a full clean of Olivia's pool which we couldn't have done without the wonderful help from a vehicle and kind driver from States Works.

Olivia who has been in our care since the beginning of March has seen so many kind and thoughtful people help towards her care and while we await for her Cites documents to allow her to travel and fund raise for her care and flight we continue to feed and prepare her for the long journey.

Now she has been eating large amounts of mostly Waitrose Rohais squid she puts on weight each day and grows stronger.

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