Photo by Brendon Crook: Kismet the Box turtle - Mission TX
Today is World Turtle Day.
Turtles are reptiles that are divided into 2 groups. They are the side-necked Turtles and the hidden-necked Turtles of which there are 360 species in total.
Turtles are found throughout most of the world with Sea Turtles being found throughout most oceans although their numbers are being impacted by human encroachment and commercial fishing practices.
Turtles are omnivores whose shells are made of bone. They share a common ancestor with crocodilians and birds and separated from them around 255 million years ago.
Happy Turtle Day
For more interesting facts on Turtles check out the links below.
By Brendon Crook