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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...

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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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