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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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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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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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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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Sea turtles are a species of reptile, meaning they are cold-blooded, have scales, lay eggs, have a heart with three or four chambers and breathe through lungs. There are seven species of sea turtle: the hawksbill, flatba... More »

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Turtles never come out of their shells. A turtle shell grows with the turtle, so there is no reason for a turtle to swap shells. If a turtle shell receives any damage, it can repair itself the same way as any other livin... More »

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Turtles are a cold-blooded species, according to Orilla Packet and Times. Being cold blooded means the creature has the ability to take on the temperature of their surroundings. More »

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