Ten fun facts about Turtles


Fact 1
Turtles can be found on every continent except Antarctica.

Fact 2
They breathe through lungs that have a 3 or 4 chambered heart. Some aquatic turtles can absorb oxygen through their skin on their neck.

Fact 3
A male turtle grunts whereas females hiss. Most male turtles make sounds when mating.


Fact 4
The blood of hibernating turtles acts like antifreeze. This helps them survive cold temperatures.

Fact 5
Turtles cannot protrude their tongues from their beaks. Turtles are generally expert climbers and the land turtles are sensitive to ground vibration.

Fact 6
The largest turtle is the leatherback sea turtle which weighs over 900 kg. Sea turtles can swim up to 35 mph.

Fact 7
They have special glands which help remove salt from the water they drink. Turtle shells can break though they can also re-grow their bony and keratin tissue.

Fact 8
Some land turtles move so fast that they can outrun humans. Most of the species have five toes on each limb.

Fact 9
They shed their skin in small flakes rather than pieces like other reptiles. Turtles work as a team to clean each other. They use their jaws to remove algae from another turtles shell and vice versa.

Fact 10
Turtles lay their eggs on land and not water. They produce eggs even up to four years after mating. In some species the temperature determines if the egg will be male or female. Babies are called sparklers.


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Are cold-blooded or ectodermic reptiles that are classified under the Order Testudines.



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