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REPTILES - TORTOISES AND TURTLES

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ANIMAL FACTS - Tortoises and Turtles

The Alligator Snapping Turtle's shell can grow up to about 66 centimetres long and they can weigh up to 80 kilograms.

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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.

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Aldabra Tortoise

Igloo
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Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Aldabra Tortoise(s) Profiles

Igloo Goliath

Alligator Snapping Turtle

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Alligator Snapping Turtle(s) Profiles

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Freshwater Turtle

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

Freshwater Turtle(s) Profiles

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