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REPTILES - TORTOISES AND TURTLES

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ANIMAL FACTS - Tortoises and Turtles

Tortoises have clubbed feet, freshwater turtles have webbed feet and sea turtles have flippers.

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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.

Our Sub-Species

Aldabran Tortoise

Goliath
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Threat Level

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Aldabran Tortoise(s) Profiles

Igloo Goliath

Alligator Snapping Turtle

Lightning
Not on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

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Freshwater Turtle

Chelodina expansa
Our Amazing Freshwater Turtle(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Freshwater Turtle(s) Profiles

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