Scavenger Hunt science In action Track turtles and tortoises located throughout the entire museum, and notice

how they differ! Be sure to use the map on the back to record where in the world each one lives. M. Schufreider© CAS This turtle can travel 6000 km between its feeding and nesting grounds. Hint: You ll need to look up to see a specimen of the largest of all living sea tu rtles. Common name: A. Gavigan © CAS Look for a tortoise that is flat like a pancake and scrambles around rocks. This animal s flat shell makes it well adapted to fit into tight crevices if a predator approa ches. Hint: This reptile lives in hot, dry habitats where you will also find zebras an d leopards. Common Name: One of the world s smallest tortoises is found on one of the world s largest islands off the east coast of Africa. Hint: Lemurs live on this island too. Common Name: A. Gavigan © CAS See if you can find this freshwater turtle that has a snout like a common farm a nimal. (Oink, oink!) Hint: This reptile often hides under a submerged log in a tank nearby that of th e sea dragons. Common Name: R. DeCloux © CAS These turtles can stay under water for up to an hour before coming up for air.

Hint: This species swims with alligators in the southeastern swamps of the Unite d States. Chelonia mydas. rather than above. Burke © CAS . Common Name: M. Common name: D. which hides in dark. Hint: Head down the elevator after visiting the rainforest to find this animal. murky waters of the Amazon and looks like it is smiling. Hint: Ask staff for its common name and where it roams on our planet. Find its common name as you peer into its habitat from below. Common Name: Photographer unknown Search for a turtle that has a large mouth to suck in fish and swallow them whol e. Lin © CAS Use your tracking skills in the Naturalist Center to find the large shell of thi s endangered sea turtle species.

Explorer Name Expedition Date . How are they different? Turtles spend most of their lives in the water and have webbed feet for swimming. Sea turtles are especially adapted for aquatic life with a streamlined body and flipper-like feet.Track where each turtle or tortoise lives in the world by recording its common n ame on the appropriate space. Tortoises are land-dwellers and eat low-growing shrubs. Hint: Two of the reptiles travel throughout tropical and temperate oceans. Tortoises feet are rounded and short for walking on land and digging. Australia Indian Ocean South America pacific Ocean Africa atlantic Ocean North America Asia Scavenger Hunt science In action Tracking turtles and tortoises All turtles and tortoises are reptiles. grasses and even cactus. but y ou can write their names in the Pacific.

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