Eel feeding

TALK

Where

Milarri Garden
Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Melbourne Museum
Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
What's On

Watch a writhing mass of hungry eels gobble up their lunch!

See the short-finned eels in Milarri Pond enjoy their daily feed and learn about the importance of these fish to Australian Aboriginal people and our aquatic ecosystems.

You'll hear about the astonishing life cycle of short-finned eels – a migration over thousands of kilometres down the east coast of Australia, and back again. You'll also see the animals that share the eel pond: native silver perch (Bidyanus bidyanus) and Macquarie turtles (Emydura macquarii).

The eels are not feed over winter. They hibernate during winter when the water drops below 10oC.

 

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