Turtles and Tortoises
Turtles and Tortoises
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ABout Turtles and Tortoises

MANY PEOPLE THINK TURTLES AND TORTOISES ARE THE SAME OR THEY DO NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. TURTLES CAN SWIM AND TORTOISES ARE STRICTLY LAND ANIMALS.

Both turtles and tortoises have a round head and a hard, oval shell. The majority of turtles have webbed feet for swimming while tortoises have round and stocky feet for walking on land. These aquatic species are found in oceans, swamps, freshwater lakes, ponds, and streams. Terrestrial species are found in deserts, forests, and grasslands.

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FACTS & STATISTICS
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average size
Up to 8 feet long, weigh up to 1,800 pounds
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Native Region
All continents except Antarctica
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Eating Habits
Fruits and vegetables
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Conservation Status?
Vulnerable to critically endangered
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Where are they at the Zoo?
The Turtles and Tortoises are located in the Desert Dome.
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