Fun Turtle Facts

Fun Turtle Facts

Just because...

The last few blogs have been very serious. Of course, I don’t take the dwindling sea turtle numbers lightly, but I do think that we need a bread from the devastation and enjoy these fun turtle facts. If you have a fun fact that you would like added to the list feel free to contact me.
  • Turtles have been around for over 200 million years!
  • Some turtles behave like skunks. The Musk turtle, for example, emits a foul odor when startled
  • There are turtles on every continent except for Antarctica
  • Turtles cannot stick out their tongues
  • Many turtles live to be over 100 years old!
  • Some turtle species can go for up to a year with no food!
  • The largest turtle, the Leatherback, can weigh up to 1,800 pounds!
  • Turtles have no ears and are deaf. They use vibration in replace of hearing
  • Some turtle species have interesting eggs. The temperature of the egg will determine whether the baby turtle is male or female
  • Sea turtles are equipped with a special gland that filters the salt from their drinking water
  • There are about 300 different species of turtles
  • If underwater for too long, a turtle can drown
  • While usually considered slow, some land turtles can outrun the average person

I hope you learned something new about turtles. They are truly interesting creatures and the extinction of certain species should not be taken lightly. Do your part to ensure that future generations get to enjoy this magnificent animal. Remember to follow the three R’s – recycle, relocate, and rehabilitate.