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Turtles are weird, oval-shaped, egg-laying reptiles that have a hard protective shell on their back. Their bald heads make them look like old wise men, their movement is incredibly slow, they appear wrinkly with their sc... More »

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A turtle's shell is actually part of its spine and its rib cage, and the turtle can't crawl out of it even if it wanted to. It's not made out of bone, but of keratin, the same material that makes up human nails, antelope... More »

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There are seven types of sea turtles of which six are endangered. Sea turtles are some of the oldest creatures on Earth, dating back 220 million years. They can be found in all oceans of the world except for the polar re... More »

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The main physical characteristic of a turtle is its shell, but turtles also have some other, less obvious unique features, such as beaks and a skull that lacks open spaces where other reptiles possess them. The shell con... More »

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Turtles, including tortoises and terrapins, have varying life spans depending on the species. Some live only 10 to 25 years, while others live for over 150 years. The oldest recorded turtle is Harriet the Turtle, who die... More »

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Turtles like to eat fish, jellyfish, carrion and plant material. Other things turtles like to eat are small aquatic animals, such as frogs and salamanders. Some eat worms, insects and crustaceans. A turtle such as the co... More »

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Turtles breathe by taking oxygen into the lungs and releasing carbon dioxide when exhaling. Water turtles hold oxygen in their lungs for longer periods than other animals, allowing them to remain submerged completely for... More »

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