Wild Facts

June 21, 2000

Do you know?

What is the difference between a turtle and a tortoise?

Answer: Turtles usually have webbed toes. Tortoises don't.

Learn more!

Visit The Baltimore Zoo to meet turtles and tortoises up close.

Read "All About Turtles" by Jim Arnosky.

1. Turtles are endangered because of poaching and habitat loss.

2. A sea turtle can move as fast in water as a person running on land!

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