Posters and Pictures of Turtles and Interesting Turtle Facts
Click on any of the turtle pictures below to see a larger view. Read more about the artists that created these turtle posters and also read the interesting turtle facts listed below the photos.
Interesting Turtle Facts
- How many different types of turtles are there? ANSWER: There are about 270 different species of turtles, according to www.turtlepuddle.org!
- What do turtles eat? ANSWER: Turtles eat plants, insects, and small fish according to www.petturtle.com. The alligator snapping turtle, which can grow to over 200 pounds, is known to even eat snakes and other turtles according to this page at wikipedia.org.
- What is the oldest turtle? ANSWER: According to this MSNBC story, the oldest turtle died at age 176. This was a giant tortoise, known as Harriet.
- What is the biggest turtle? ANSWER: The biggest turtle is the leatherback sea turtle. It can grow to 8 ft long and weigh as much as 2,000 pounds. This is according to this PBS website.
- Did you know that turtles less than 4" long may not be legally sold in the U.S. since 1975 due to the danger of disease? Read this article for more information.