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Help save the Bellinger river snapping turtle in northern NSW

  • July 02, 2018

Shell out for a turtle.

An outbreak of a mystery disease in northern NSW in 2015 decimated the Bellinger River snapping turtle population. As the disease spread, killing up to 90 per cent of these enigmatic reptiles, scientists scrambled to collect any healthy individuals they could find and place them into quarantine. Those turtles became part of breeding programs at Taronga Zoo and Symbio Wildlife Park to create insurance populations to one day reintroduce into the wild. A Saving our Species citizen project is supporting water-monitoring programs to identify issues facing the turtle's natural habitat. Please donate today to support this crucial project that will ensure these turtles can safely be returned to the wild. 

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