Turtles (along with tortoises) are one of the oldest living reptiles on earth. Turtles are known for its distinctive hard shell, which protects its soft body from predators and the elements. There are about 300 species alive today, living on land, in freshwater and in the ocean.
Sometimes confused with box turtles, the Blanding’s turtle is recognizable by the bright yellow on its chin and throat. Learn more
The green turtle ranges worldwide and can be found in the coastal waters of at least 140 countries. Learn more
Today’s population of hawksbills turtles is less than 10 percent of what it was a century ago. Learn more
The leatherback is the fastest-swimming and largest turtle on Earth. It's also the fastest growing of all reptiles. Learn more