|Gumby was found stranded on the beach of Kiawah Island on June 26, 2011.|
Over the past 12 months with the help of a healthy diet, vitamins and exposure to UV light, staff and volunteers have watched drastic changes in Gumby's size and demeanor. Upon admittance Gumby weighed only 6.5 pounds, had severe metabolic bone disease, and was extremely lethargic. He is now 6 times that original weight, weighing in at 39 pounds and has also almost doubled in length. We also have seen a significant change with his demeanor, watching transform into the feisty sea turtle he is today.
|Plastron comparison of Gumby over the year.|
|Profile comparison showing not only Gumby's changes physically but also the vibrant change in coloration.|
|A great shot to fully grasp how Gumby has grown in just one year!|
Regardless of Gumby's troubled past, his natural instincts are still present. Gumby shows off his hunting abilities in the video below enjoy!
Sea Turtle Biologist