Yellow Footed Tortoise
Tortoises or ‘land turtles,‘ are terrestrial reptiles and unlike the turtle, don’t really go to water, except for an occasional soak or to drink. Both turtles and tortoises are reptiles, they lay their eggs in sand or sandy soil, have hard shells and are endothermic (rely on their environment to regulate their body temperature).
One of the main key differences between turtles an tortoises is that turtles live near or in water and have webbed feet or flippers and more aerodynamic shells which make them agile swimmers. Tortoises are adapted …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.