Generalinformation they are oneoftheoldestanimals on ourplanet theyhaveexistedfor over 200,000,000 years canlive to be 100 yearsold or evenolder most turtles are omnivores there are salt-water or fresh-waterturtles of the many species alive today some are highly endangered turtles are alsousefulindicatorsofthe vitality oftheoverallmarineenvironment
How do theylooklike? • turtleshave no teeth • turtleshells are builtintotheirskeletonall • they have a beak with a hard, sharp edge that they use to cut food • turtleshavegoodeyesight and anexcellentsenseofsmell • someaquaticturtlescanabsorboxygenthroughtheir skin on theirneck
Interestingfacts • sea turtles have been swimming the Earth's oceans for well over 100 million years, even pre-dating many dinosaurs • someturtlescanswimup to 20 miles per hour • paintedturtlescanstay in waterwithoutairfor 150 daysat 32 degrees F. • somelandturtlescanoutrun a human. • turtles cannot protrude their tongues from their mouths.
Where do theylive? • turtleslive on everycontinentexceptAntarctica • turtles cannot be warm and active in cold weather, and so they cannot live in regions that are cold throughout the year.
What do theyeat? Turtles in their natural habitat eat a wide variety of foods according to the season Map Turtles prefer eating meat RiverCooter’s diet comprises primarily of plants Malayan Box Turtle’s feed should include lots of plants with only a small amount of meat American Box Turtle is an omnivore which eats just about everything
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