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Turtles are distinct reptiles characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs that acts as a shield.
The earliest known Turtles date from 215 million years ago, making Turtles one of the oldest reptile groups and a more ancient group than lizards and snakes. About 300 species are alive today, and some are highly endangered.
Like other reptiles, Turtles vary their internal temperature according to the ambient environment and are commonly called cold-blooded. Turtles breathe air and do not lay eggs underwater, although many Turtle species live in or around water. The largest Turtles are aquatic.
Turtle Town celebrates the magnificent Honu. Oh Turtle, of the sea. How art thou so beautiful to me? I see.