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Coahuilan Box Turtle

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on 4 June 2013

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Hannah B Coahuilan Box Turtle
(Aquatic Box Turtle) What are they? What do they look like? Where do they live? Habitat-World Aquatic box turtles live mainly in streams, marshes and ponds. Most of their life is spent in water and about 90% of the day they're in water. They live in a small part of Mexico called Coahuila. What do they eat? They are one of the 25 most
endangered turtle species and
there is about 2000 left on the planet. Why are they endangered? They are endangered because
of loss of habitat, poaching,
pollution and diseases. How can we save them? We can save them by leaving them in their natural habitats,
by not adopting them,
making them have to change
their way of life. How do they live? Kept as a pet they eat mostly crickets,
vegetables, fruits, and plants.
While still in the
wild they eat insects, snails,
fish, plants, and fruits.
They are near the bottom of the food chain because they only eat things smaller than them and because larger animals like hawks and big cats eat them. How many are left? Resources http://www.utexas.edu/features/graphics/2009/cuatrocienegas/slideshows/box_turtle/ http://www.writework.com/essay/endangered-aquatic-box-turtle http://www.desertfishes.org/cuatroc/organisms/turtles.html They live in very hot temperatures
so spend a lot of time
in water or burrowed
in the cool sand. This is the Coahuilan Box Turtle, also called the Aquatic Box Turtle.
They range from 4-7 inches across.
Their shell is usually a brown and yellow color.
The skin is a greyish brown color.
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