All of us know that the Turtles have a very long life span. Is it possible for them to have lived during the Ages of Dinosaurs? Yes, Absolutely! Turtles have lived in the period of Dinosaurs. Let me give you some interesting facts about the Turtles
Dinosaurs are just 65 million years old species. But some of the fossils of Turtles date back to about 150 million years. Some Turtles have the habit of travelling about 10,000 miles per year. The female turtles dig holes in the sand and lay their eggs in them. Turtles have the ability to hold their breath for 5 years. But, when they go under water in search of food, they hold their breath only for 10 minutes.
Turtles can grow to a weight of 2000 pounds. Female turtles lay about 150 eggs every 2 or 3 years. But not all the eggs hatch successfully. Only one in thousand hatches successfully. Male turtles spend most of their lives in the sea. Although Turtles never cry, the gland in their eyes expels the unwanted salt through the eyes which appears like tears.
The sex of the Turtle is determined according to the temperature in which the eggs are maintained. The saddest truth is that 6 out of 7 Turtles die due to human activities.
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