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Introduction

Turtles are reptiles and are among the oldest and most primitive groups of reptiles,having evolved milllions years ago.
Turtles live almost everywhere in the world and live in almost every type of climate.
Their shells are made of 60 bones that are covered by plates called scutes and help them protect themselves against predators.

Natural Predators

Adult sea turtles have a couple of predators like the tiger sharks which are known for eating sea turtles,
and killer whales have been known to prey on leatherback turtles. Fishes, dogs, seabirds, racoons,
ghost crabs, and other predators prey on eggs and hatchlings.More than 90% of the hatchings are eaten by predators.

Habits

Turtles are not social creatures, though they don't mind having other turtles around them most turtles
don't interact or socialize with one another. Most turtles are active during
the day foraging their food and sleep at night.

other fun facts about turtles

Length in inches Males Females
5'' or smaller
  • Three-Toed Box
  • Cagle's Map
  • Ringed Map
  • Yellow-Blotched
  • Painted
  • Spiny Soft-Shelled
  • Spotted
  • Three-Toed Box
  • Spotted
  • 6''-8''
  • Eastern Box
  • Florida Box
  • Ornate Box
  • Red-Eared
  • Ornate Wood
  • Eastern Box
  • Florida Box
  • Ornate Box
  • Cagle's Map
  • Ringed Map
  • Yellow-Blotched
  • Ornate Wood
  • 8''-10''
  • Chicken turtle
  • Red-Eared
  • 11''-14''
  • Argentine Snake-necked
  • Black Wood
  • Chicken turtle
  • Painted
  • Argentine Snake-necked
  • Black Wood
  • 15''-19''
  • Matamata
  • Snapping
  • Spiny Soft-Shelled
  • Matamata
  • Snapping
  • 20'' or more
  • African Side-necked
  • Pig-nosed
  • African Side-necked
  • Pig-nosed