Wildlife Wednesday: Baby Freshwater Turtles

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/


Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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