World Turtle News, 01/17/2020
As Australia’s fires burn, Manning River turtles saved and added to insurance population
More than 30 Manning River turtles were rescued and relocated with three being collected to begin a world first insurance population that will assist save the species from extinction.
The first male, female and juvenile turtles were relocated to the state-of-the-art facility at partnering organisation, the Australian Reptile Park where they have undergone initial health checks and are now settling into their new home.
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The Manning River turtle (Flaviemys purvisi) was classified by New South Wales as endangered in 2017.
More info from Aussie Ark here.
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Photo from Aussie Ark.