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/