A number of freshwater turtles are getting stronger by the day after hatching at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital recently.
Dr Michael Pyne told myGC the hospital has been incubating 24 eggs for three months, after the turtles’ mother was hit by a car. Many of the eggs have hatched, but there are still a few they are waiting on.
“The little guys are doing well, but we are waiting for a few brothers and sisters to hatch out. Once the turtles start feeding well, we will be releasing them as a group back into the wild,” he said. “There is safety in numbers.”
See the cute mini turtles up close, and learn more about them in the video below:
For more information on the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, visit: cwhf.org.au/