Wildlife Wednesday: Loda’s Turtle Eggs

Loda the broad shelled turtle laid 20 eggs at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital after she was brought in with a fractured shell earlier this year.

Vet Natasha told myGC that Loda did have a bit of trouble laying all the eggs.

“We actually had to do a caesarean to remove the last couple of eggs as there were a few that were stuck,” she said.


“Her eggs are still a few months away from hatching – broad shelled turtle eggs need a longer incubation period than other turtles.”

See Loda and her eggs up close 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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