Turtles are cool creatures, cold blooded reptiles who have hard shells to protect them from predators. • Most turtles can hide their heads and entire bodies in their shells when attacked. • Turtles have been around for 215 million years. • Sea turtles drink salt water because of glands that can remove salt from saltwater. • The largest turtle species are the leatherback sea turtles that can weigh up to 900 kilograms (2000 lbs).
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Wendy is an animal lover who dreamed of being a veterinarian but decided instead to pursue a degree in Ecological Anthropology. She is a serious environmentalist and is a freelance writer with a focus on nature and the environment.