ZOO Zone

June 21, 2000

What's for dinner?

Most turtles eat plants and insects.

Steady, but not slow

Turtles have lived on Earth for 200 million years. All have one thing in common: the shell. It is made of 60 bones and protects the turtles from predators. The shell consists of two parts: a carapace covering the turtle's back, and a plastron covering its belly.

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