The Northern Hemisphere turtle that turned up far from her normal tropical Caribbean waters is still recovering at Wellington Zoo.
A stranger to New Zealand shores, the 25kg juvenile female Olive Ridley turtle was found washed up on Wellington's Lyall Bay beach at the weekend in a bad state, with likely hypothermia.
She also had a break in her shell, which needed to be patched up.
X-rays of the turtle's lungs showed they were clear, meaning she didn't have pneumonia.
The turtle has been resting in a makeshift spa pool and is being given fluids. Another full health check is expected to take place this week.