facts about Turtle


facts about Turtle:

facts about Turtle

facts Turtle

  • Like other reptiles Turtles are cold blooded

  • The largest Turtle is the leather back turtle it can weigh over 900 kg . Turtles lay eggs

  • In some species of the "Turtles" the temperature determines if the egg will develop into a male or female , lower temperatures lead to a male while higher temperature lead to a female

  • Some Turtles lay eggs in the sand and leave them to hatch on their own

  • Sea turtles have special glands which help remove salt from the water thy drink

  • Many Turtle species are endangered

  • Turtles have a hard shell that protects them like a shield, this upper shell is called a carapace

  • Turtles also have a lower shell called a plastron

  • Many Turtle species can hide their heads insides their shells when attacked by predators

  • Turtles have existed for around 215 million years

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