Wood turtle Alivia’ s PowerPoint presentation
Anatomy and Appearance Here are some facts…. The wood turtle can be know as the old red leg because of its red legs and arms. • Mid sized • Full size is 20-24 cm • Weigh o.4-1.5 kg • They can grow to be 16-25 cm long
Diet The wood turtle gets it’s energy from… • Fruits • Berries • Eggs • Carrion • Plants and meats • Snails and frogs
Habitat and Range The wood turtle is usually found In areas like banks, and Open lands or fields. In dry seasons they are most likely To be found in swampy areas to Keep moist.
Reproduction and young • The wood turtle lays 3-20 eggs • The baby’s emerge from their eggs 60-70 days later • Hatchlings are 20-28 mm when they hatch • Require 17-18 years to reach maturity • Some females lay one clutch a year • Reproduce during the spring • Sometimes they never hatch due too raccoons, skunks, shrews, and foxes
Behavior The wood turtle hibernates During the winter and it is During its ACTIVE TIME it soaks Up the sunlight.
Predators/Enemies The wood turtles predators are…. • Humans because they cut down the trees and polluting the water • Raccoons because they eat The baby turtle eggs and kill the adult turtles
Threats The species is declining in population due to Raccoons skunks foxes etc. Also by habitat Loss due to humans and road mortality.
Conservation In order to protect this species they are researching the wood turtle and its habitat to protect it from its natural enemy's. Also they are trying to not pollute the water and cut down less trees to keep the wood turtle far from extinction.
Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptillia Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Species: Insculpta
DID YOU KNOW… • The wood turtles survival status is endangered • It can live for 50+ years • It defends itself by camouflage and clawing predators