Box Turtles

Box Turtles


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At top speed, an ornate box turtle can cross the length of a football field in about 7 minutes. While not a blazing pace, it's faster than the eastern box turtle, which clocks in at 20 minutes. It's a good thing these reptiles don't have to outrun predators. Instead, they have amazing shells for protection. Unlike other turtles, box turtles can close their shells completely to keep predators out. After danger passes, box turtles resume their search for food, warmth, and places to rest. Learn more in this edition of Nature Watch.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575058696
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Series: Nature Watch Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

Table of Contents

The Remarkable Box Turtle     5
Box Turtles of Many Kinds     9
Box Turtle Habitats     16
Box Turtles in Winter     21
Being a Box Turtle     25
Box Turtle Babies     34
Box Turtles and People     38
Glossary     44
Bibliography     45
Websites     46
Further Reading     46
Index     47

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