Welcome to the Ultimate turtle guide!

Turtles have been on the earth for millions of years and over time they past the dinosour extinction, wached us evoulve into humans, and are still here today!

here you will learn Many things about turtles!

some of those things are...

What are Turtles?

Turtles are amazing creatures that have been on the earth sence dinosaurs,

they are creatures with hard shells and each one is unique.

Turtles live all over the world and live on land but also water.

What do turtles eat?

Turtles are Herbivores and will eat many things and some of those things are…

Sea turtles are omnivores and They will eat...

plants

Animals

Different types of turtles

Did you know that there are over 200 Different species of turtles!? Some of those turtles are known as ...

Softback turtles - Are found in lakes/ponds/rivers

Leatherback turtle - Found deep in the ocean

Turtle - Found on land

Tortoise - Found in ponds/lakes/land

Box turtle - Found on land

Snapping Turtles - Found on land/lakes

Kinosternidae - Found on land and in water

Other turtles are pancake turtles, sea turtles, eastern box turtle, Chelidae turtle, Trionychidae turtle, etc.

Where do turtles live?

Turtles live all over the world from land to oceans like sea turtles, leatherback turtles, Flatback sea turtle, Hawksbill sea turtle, Loggerhead sea turtle, Olive ridley sea turtle, and Kemps ridley sea turtle all live in the ocean.

Turtles that live in ponds are the Box turtle, Pond slider, Emydidae, Red-eared slider and the western pond turtle all live in ponds.

Turtles that live in lakes are Common snapping turtle, Painted turtle, Striped mud turtle, Gopher tortoise and the Florida Softshell Turtle.

Offences and Defences of turtles

Its very clear that if you have ever seen a turtle or a picture of one the number one thing that stands out to you would be its rock hard shell (and the turtle’s Plastron which is another shell under it),

The shell is a bone that protects itself from predators. When the turtle feels Threatened or endangered he will take his whole body into his rock hard shell.

These creatures are amazing but most of the species of turtles are endangered

Positive and negitive human interactions

Negitive

Turtles are awesome creatures but many turtle species are endangered and the main reason why is usually because of humans.

Humans do this by putting roads / Building homes on top of turtle eggs and nesting areas, taking away their home to build new things (habitat) but the most effective is littering and pollution.

Positive

Although humans are a big threat to them, we also help them by cleaning up trash, giving warning signs of nesting areas, and even picking up trash!

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