My life as a Tortoise |By: Jordan Lavin| |Class: Ms.Turner 2B|

The Tortoise's scientific name is Testudinidae. Scientists named the Tortoise this because of their specific genus and species.

The Tortoise is a vertebrate because it has a backbone. Tortoises have hard, scaly, skin.

Do you see its backbone?
Tortoises are ectothermic, meaning that their body temperature changes along with the environment . Other ectothermic animals include: Fish, turtles, alligators, snakes, frogs, lizards.

Tortoises reproduce sexually, meaning that there are two parent that are involved in creating offspring. The offspring will take after the two parents, looking like both.

Tortiouses are heterotrophic, meaning they have to hunt for food. They eat the food that they find (typically vegetation).
Tortoises typically live in their own shells, or they find a hole in the ground if it's too hot. It depends on the temperature and their body temperature

The Tortoise has adapted hard scaly, skin and claws to protect itself from predators. Also, they are naturally camouflage with the environment and hide in shells to hide from predators.

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Created with images by Scot Nelson - "Tortoise" • Einladung_zum_Essen - "turtle animal grey"

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