LONG LIVE THE TURTLES!

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TURTLES

Published By Livemint | 23 May, 2023

Variety of species

There are 356 species of turtles in the world, leather-back, hawksbill, etc are famous ones
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Reptiles with hard shell

Turtle's body is enclosed in bony shells, called carapace
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Shell is their permanent home

It is impossible for them to leave their shell at any time
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Danger alert!

When in danger, turtles can retract their limbs and head into their shell
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Some turtles are vegetarians

Generally they are omnivores, but some of them like tortoise are herbivores
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Toothless creature

Turtles have no teeth
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Long life

Turtles can live as long as 70 years or even more
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Vary in size

Turtles are available in different sizes from 2-7 feet and from 70-1500 pounds
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Archelon

Name of the largest turtle, was 21 feet long, lived 100 million years ago
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Good divers

Turtle can live long distances, up to 3,000 feet, to search jellyfish
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