Side-Necked Turtle

on July 5, 2022

This week, we are heading to Africa looking for a small group of turtles.

Helmeted Turtle

Helmeted Turtle (Pelomedusa subrufa), Charlotte Kirchner, CC BY 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Learn more about side-necked turtles as Professor Barry Mins studies kinds that may have been on the Ark.

  1. The turtles in this kind are _____ in size.
  2. One species does not have the typical hinged ________ (bottom shell).
  3. Some of these turtles tuck their heads ________ into their shells instead of retracting them.
  4. Most species are carnivorous or __________.
  5. They love to eat ____.
  6. Their preferred habitat tends to be still or slow-moving _____.
  7. These turtles lay ____.
  8. This week's kind is the African side-necked ______.
  9. The ________ turtle is included in this kind.
  10. This turtle lives in ______.

Word Bank

  • Africa
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Helmeted
  • Omnivorous
  • Plastron
  • Sideways
  • Small
  • Turtle
  • Water
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