Turtles are able to survive for two to three years without eating. A turtle is known to have survived for 30 years after being trapped in a box, but it is possible this turtle occasionally ate passing insects. Turtles ca... More »

A painted turtle can live for around 20 years in the wild, or it can live for 30 years or more in captivity. Turtles are very well known for having long lifespans, and painted turtles are no exception. More »

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 »

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 »

Snapping turtles are excellent hunters and are commonly at the top of the food chain where they live. They hunt for fish by using pink protrusions on the end of their tongues as lures resembling worms. Two types exist, t... More »

A sea turtle's lifespan ranges from 80 to 100 years. It is difficult to determine the exact age of a sea turtle from physical appearance. Biologists derive age estimates from the maturity and reproductive status of the t... More »

The Cheloniidae, or scute-shelled sea turtles, are a group of seven species with life spans ranging up to 75 years in captivity. Leatherbacks, which have shells covered in tough skin rather than scutes, live at least to ... More »

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