The Mary River Turtle breathes through its bum.
But that’s not what it’s famous for. For years, they were sold in pet shops as a penny turtle (almost to extinction). Thanks to a big campaign and conservation effort, they’re slowly bouncing back to eat slime and poop fruit tree seeds like a good turtle should.
This little punk wants your protection.
Your symbolic adoption helps us support the life that makes our living world go round. Follow our fight for healthy oceans and waterways, intact forest and bush, and a safe climate at wilderness.org.au.Please have the ❤ to support life today. Warts and all.
PHOTO: Chris Van Wyk