As I like turtles, here are a few facts:
- Turtles have been on the earth for more than 200 million years. They evolved before many other creatures such as mammals, birds, crocodiles, snakes and lizards.
- The earliest turtles had teeth and could not retract their heads, but other than this, modern turtles are very similar to their original ancestors.
- Several species of turtles can live to be over a hundred years of age including the American Box Turtle.