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Most turtles can pull their legs, tail, and head into the shell for protection. Turtles are among the most long-lived animals on the planet, and some zoo turtles reaching ages over 150 years. Click here for more info...


Turtles are well known for being slow animals, but that isn't always the case. The Smooth Softshell turtle can actually run faster than a human being on flat ground! (Maybe he's the one that raced the hare.)
 

 

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