Friday, September 23, 2016

Land Tortoises

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The land tortoises also impact religion for example in Hinduism Kurma who was the second avatar of Vishnu. He was half man half tortoise a mountain was placed on his back by the other gods to control the sea to find treasures. Also in Greek mythology Hermes symbol was a tortoise. And in the Chinese culture they used the tortoise shells for predictions. Here is a fun fact about the land tortoise they can smell with their throats by pumping and circulating air threw the roof of their mouth. If u want to learn more about tortoises you can go to  and type in land tortoises.

The land tortoises are a very interesting group of species. Like all tortoises and turtles haveshells for protection. Also mainly all land tortoises are herbivores and they feed mainly on fruits, vegetables, and flowers but some land tortoises are omnivores meaning they feed on both animals and plants

1 comment:

  1. I like this article because you listed facts that I didn't know about. The arrive was very informative and well-written.
    - Nicole