ENDANGERED MANNING RIVER TURTLES HATCH IN CAPTIVITY

‘World Turtle Day’ was celebrated with the hatching of 20 Manning River Turtles today.

The eggs were rescued from the wild earlier this year, before being taken to a specialised facility at the Central Coast’s Australian Reptile Park.

The ‘Save our Species’ program worked closely with the reptiles, to breed them successfully in captivity.

The endangered species is known for the yellow stripe down its neck – and is only found in the Manning River catchment.

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