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Turtles and Tortoises By: Tyler, help by Amelia Turtle Facts The words tortoise and turtle mean different things in different parts of the world. Sea turtles are the fastest turtles. Most tortoises live in Africa. TURTLE

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Turtles and Tortoises

By: Tyler, help by Amelia


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Turtle Facts

  • The words tortoise and turtle mean different things in different parts of the world.

  • Sea turtles are the fastest turtles.

  • Most tortoises live in Africa.


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TURTLE

A reptile that has a hard bony shell, toothless jaw, arms, legs, and head can all fit in their shell.

TORTOISES

A turtle that lives on land.

Definitions


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Five Different Types of Turtles

  • The Green back

  • The Leather back

  • The Russian

  • The Galapagos

  • The Snapping


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The Leather back

  • They live in water and in the winter they go near the equator because it is warm there.

  • They weigh 700 to 2,000 pounds and measure 4-8 feet.

  • They eat seaweed and jelly fish.

  • Their predators are: whales and raccoons because they eat turtle eggs.


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Russian Turtle

  • Russian turtles live in the Middle East, China, desert areas and Russia.

  • They are 6-8 inches long and can live to be 50 years old.

  • They eat plants, leaves, dandelions, and other veggies.

  • Their predators are: fox, dogs, raccoons, coyotes, ravens, blue jays, and hawks.


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Green back

  • They live in North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

  • They eat sea grass, and algae that comes from the sea floor.

  • Their predator’s are pollution, and commercial fishing.

  • Trash is left all over the place and the trash looks like food to them and they eat it , and it gets stuck in their throats. They get very sick.


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Galapagos

  • They live on the Galapagos Islands which is 600 miles west off the coast of Ecuador, and can be found in Madagascar.

  • They weigh up to 657 pounds and it is 3-9 feet long and live up to 200 years.

  • They eat flowers, grass, bananas, apples, lettuce, and veggies.

  • Their predators are rats, pigs, donkey, and cattle.


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Snapping Turtle

  • They live in water, ponds, city lagoons, Florida, lakes, swamps, Mississippi, Illinois and Kansas.

  • They weigh 100-400 pounds and are 5-7 feet long.

  • They eat snakes, fish, frogs, crayfish, snails, and young ducks.

  • There are 3 types of snapping turtles: Florida, alligator, and the common.


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Thanks to:

  • Amelia

  • Amber

  • Me

  • And you

  • Mom

  • Dad



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