Turtles are a family of reptiles that are divided into two main groups, the side-necked turtles and the hidden necked turtles. The main differences between these two groups are in the way the head is retracted. Despite this apparent similarity, the two groups are quite different. So what is the difference between a hidden neck turtle and a side neck turtle? Research the differences.
A female sea turtle lays her eggs in the sand. Once she lays her eggs, she is on her own until the hatchlings are ready to leave to the water. The hatchlings are left alone and only a few make it to maturity.
The shell is the turtle's protective shield, so it is important to care for the shell. A cracked or broken shell makes the turtle vulnerable to bacteria and infection. In addition, a cracked shell can also be a perfect breeding ground for predators. Injuries to a turtle's shell can be fatal, and thousands of them end up in reptile sanctuaries every year. A major concern for reptile rehabilitators is car and boat accidents. Often it is members of the community who bring in injured turtles to turtle clinics for help.
Turtles are among the oldest and most versatile reptiles on earth. Their hard shells provide protection from predators and have made them one of the most widely distributed creatures on earth. They can live in almost any climate and are found on every continent. The order Testudines has two suborders: the Cypridae and the Mollusca. The family of Testudines includes more than 300 species divided into two different genera.
Turtles are among the world's endangered species and their habitats are threatened. As an important part of the global conservation effort, children should learn about turtles and their habitats. A good way to teach children about sea turtles is to involve them in activities that are fun and educational. They should learn to be thankful for the amazing creatures that live in our oceans and protect their homes. Aside from that, parents should educate themselves and teach their children about turtles and how to save their lives.
Many turtles are endangered or threatened with extinction. This makes them unsuitable pets, especially those who are unfamiliar with the animals' habits. Taking them out of the wild and rearing as pets will further compromise the conservation efforts already in place.
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