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Animals: Missouri Turtles Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about Missouri turtles, including snapping turtles, alligator snapping turtles, stinkpot turtles, three-toed box turtles, and ornate box turtles. Learn about the physical characteristics, diet, reproduction, habitat, and behaviors of each type. View several photographs of these turtles in the wild.

Grades

  • 2,
  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5

Links

Read about the largest freshwater turtle in the world that can be found in the Bootheel region of Missouri.
Students can read about all 17 turtles found in Missouri. Includes a map of their location in Missouri. Click "Next Page" to read about the other turtles.
Read about three-toed and ornate box turtles found in Missouri. Learn how to determine a turtle's age.
This site has a printable handout diagram of a snapping turtle and a basic description of its anatomy and diet.
This site offers a good overview of the common snapping turtle.
Here you will find tips on how the keep this turtle healthy in captivity.

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