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Animals: Missouri Turtles

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.


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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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