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Freshwater Turtles

Macquarie Short Neck Turtle & Eastern Long Neck Turtle

Freshwater Turtles

We have a total of 7 Freshwater Turtles in our care here at the Dolphin Marine Conservation Park. 5 of these are Macquarie Short Neck turtles and 2 of these are Eastern Long Neck turtles.

Did You Know?

Fresh Water Turtle

  • Macquarie Short-Neck turtles are omnivorous, which means they eat a considerable amount of plant material, as well as invertebrates.
  • The Eastern Long-Neck turtle has adapted to hunt by being able to wrap their neck sideways under their shell as they move toward their prey. When they are close, like a snake, their neck strikes out fast, catching their prey by surprise.


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Aboriginal Artwork

We acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr people
who are the traditional custodians of this land.
We pay respect to the Elders, both past and present,
of the Gumbaynggirr Nation and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.