Painted Terrapin Hatchlings In Setiu Wetlands


It’s #TerrapinTuesday! A terrapin is a freshwater turtle and in #SetiuWetlands we work to protect the #CriticallyEndangered painted terrapins (Batagur borneoensis).

Right now is the species’ nesting season so the ladies are swimming from the mangrove riverbanks to the beaches to lay their eggs. Our team will patrol the nesting beaches at night to collect these eggs and transport them to the hatchery. The eggs will be buried in the beach sand and they will be safe from predators such as monitor lizards and poachers.

Question: When is the nesting season for painted terrapins?

A. May – July

B. June – September

C. July – September

D. August – October

Let us know your answer in the comments section below!

Stay tuned for our #InternationalMangroveDay posts this week so you can learn (and then brag to your friends!) the benefits that we gain from protecting our mangrove forests.

Video credit:

©WWF-Malaysia/Leona Liman

Source: https://www.facebook.com/wwfmy/videos/605983679808593/



WWF Malaysia

WWF-Malaysia is a national conservation trust that currently runs conversation projects covering a diverse range of environmental protection & nature conservation in Malaysia. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

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