Friday, March 6, 2009

Difference between a Tortoise and a Turtle

Tortoises and Turtles look very simular but infact they are different reptiles.

Turtles live in or near water and have adapted to swim by holding their breath under water. They may live in freshwater, ponds or the ocean. They also have flatter backs than tortoises. During cold weather they burrow in mud.

Tortoises live in hot weather conditions and store their own water supply and walk on sandy grounds. Tortoises are a type of Turtle. They come in a wide range of colours, shapes and sizes. Their feet are hard which allows them to climb rocks.

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