Turtle Facts & Trivia

Turtle Facts

  • A turtle’s shell is made up of about 50 different bones.
  • Turtles make sounds by swallowing or forcing air out of their lungs.
  • Male turtles select mates by sniffing tails.
  • Turtles don’t have ears, but they can perceive low-pitched sounds.
  • Turtles have existed for around 215 million years.

Turtle Movies

  • Turtle: The Incredible Journey, (2009)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, (1990)

Turtle Songs

  • The Dream of the Blue Turtles, by Sting
  • Yertle the Turtle, by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Famous Turtles

  • Master Oogway, in the movie “Kung Fu Panda”
  • Tortoise John, in the movie “Rango”
  • Toto, in the movie “Harry & Toto”
  • Verne, in the movie “Over the Hedge”
  • Franklin, from the TV show “Franklin”
  • Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael, from the TV show Teenange Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Testudo, the mascot for the University of Maryland

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