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Turtles and Tortoises are common name for reptiles that make up the order Chelonia, (also known as Testudines), recognized by a hard shell that encloses the internal organs of the body. Turtles are ancient life forms. The earliest fossils recognized as turtles date from the Triassic period, about 200 million years ago; thus, turtles were in existence prior to the emergence of the great dinosaur groups. Unlike dinosaurs, however, turtles have continued to adapt and flourish.

Fact about Tortoises and Turtles

Aldabran Tortoise hatchlings are only about 6 centimetres long with soft shells. They are very prone to predation at this stage.

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Goliath
Aldabran Tortoise Profiles
Igloo Goliath
Threat level: Vulnerable
Vulnerable
Our Amazing Aldabran Tortoise(s) are currently on displayAnimal Encounter Icon

 


Lightning
Alligator Snapping Turtle Profiles
Lightning
Threat level: Least concern
Least concern
Not on display

 


Chelodina expansa
Freshwater Turtle Profiles
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Threat level: Least concern
Least concern
Our Amazing Freshwater Turtle(s) are currently on display