|Date Stranded||July 6, 2016|
|Location of Stranding||Indian River County|
|Date of Arrival||July 7, 2016|
|Number of Days of Care||133 days|
07/06/2016 Animal was found floating and brought in by a boater at Sebastian Inlet State Park
07/07/2016 Animal transferred from Brevard Zoo to Mote Marine Lab. Kiwii is in good body condition (37.9 kg), has a very small fracture line on carapace, and has severe buoyancy issues. Animal was placed in tank with low water level.
07/09/2016 Kiwii is not eating well so is receiving subcutaneous fluids
07/23/2016 Kiwii is now foraging for all food types offered. Water level is still being kept low because animal continues to float.
09/02/2016 Water depth was increased - animal is occasionally flat at the bottom and other times floating. Plan on observing bouyancy once a larger tank becomes available.
10/22/2016 Kiwii is observed resting flat on the bottom and has been achieving neutral buoyancy for the majority of the time the last couple weeks.
11/17/2016 Kiwii was released at Sebastian Inlet on the east coast of Florida by Mote staff and interns!
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