World Turtle Day: What You Never Knew About The Mysterious Creature
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1. A turtle's shell is a part of its skeleton. Their shells are made up of over 50 bones.
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2. Turtles date back to the time of dinosaurs—more than 200 million years ago.
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3. Some turtles are carnivores (meat-eaters), others are herbivores (plant-eaters), and then there are those who are omnivores (both). Their diets depend on the environment they live in.
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4. Sea turtles have special glands that remove salt from the water they drink.
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5. In addition to the shell we can easily see, turtles also have a lower shell called "plastron."
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6. Some turtles can hide their heads in their shells when predators attack—but not all turtle species have this trick up their sleeves.
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7. It is a myth that a turtle can come out of its shell—a turtle's shell grows with the turtle.
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