Tortoise or Turtle?
Tortoises and turtles do look alike and share some traits. Both are reptiles from the Chelonian family, shielded by a shell and generally reclusive and shy. So, how can we tell them apart?
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Large, domed shell
Short, sturdy feet with bent legs
Hatchlings move to burrow right away
Lifespan is 80–150 years
Oldest recorded was 326
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Flat, streamlined shell
Webbed feet with long claws
Hatchlings stay in nest three to four months
Lifespan is 20–40 years
Oldest recorded was 86
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