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  • 1. Turtles and Tortoises Kateri S. 6b 2010
  • 2. The same, but different Turtles and tortoises are both often mistaken for each other . The difference between them is that turtles live mostly in water and tortoises live mostly on land.
  • 3. Species
    • There are about 250 species of turtles and tortoises today. Two of the most common pet turtles are the yellow bellied slider and the red eared slider.
  • 4. Tortoises
    • Most tortoises have stumpy legs and a high rounded upper shell. The largest tortoises are the giant Galaagos and Aldabra tortoises.
  • 5. Shells
    • A turtle or tortoise shell is made up of many small plate-like bones and is part of their skeleton. The flat underneath is called the plastron; upper-carapace shell-covered by hard, horny plates,or leathery skin.
  • 6. Endangered Species
    • Some turtles and tortoises are endangered species. The green sea turtle is endangered because it is the source of turtle soup.