I've seen a lot of people getting confused between a turtle and a tortoise.

jannalene

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Turtles can swim. They live in water most of the time. They have webbed feet.
Tortoises cannot swim. They can be found only on land. They usually have 4-5 toes.


This trivial information can save their lives as there have been cases where people mistake a tortoise for a turtle and release them into the sea. The tortoises end up drowning.
 
Turtles can swim. They live in water most of the time. They have webbed feet.
Tortoises cannot swim. They can be found only on land. They usually have 4-5 toes.


This trivial information can save their lives as there have been cases where people mistake a tortoise for a turtle and release them into the sea. The tortoises end up drowning.
Hey, quick tip: knowing the difference between turtles and tortoises can literally save lives—turtles swim and live in water with webbed feet, while tortoises stay on land and can't swim, so don't mix them up or you might accidentally send a tortoise to drown! 🐢
 
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