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  • 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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