TURTLE BAY

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GET UP CLOSE WITH THE TURTLES AT TURTLE BAY 

Our turtle bay houses several different types of turtle, most of which have been re-homed and rescued from the Essex area with the help of DWARF.

The turtles that we have at Sealife Adventure are Eastern Red Belly Turtles and Yellow Bellied Slider Turtles.

THE FASCINATING LIFE OF TURTLES

 Did you know that turtles have roamed the earth for more than 220,000,000 years – that’s longer than snakes, crocodiles and alligators!

Female Yellow Bellied Slider Turtles uses her hind legs to excavate a pit in the earth of the riverbank where she lays up to 24 small, ping-pong ball like eggs.

Eastern Red-Bellied are officially classed between ‘vulnerable’ and ‘near threatened’ and they are threatened by habitat destruction. Industrial development of canal systems for example, leaves vertical walls which are impossible to climb.

 

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