The Reptiles: Turtles and Tortoises
Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Sites

Turtle Links
http://www.tortoise.org/cttclink.html
The California Turtle & Tortoise Club’s guide to turtle and tortoise resources.

Turtles on Death Row
http://www.conservation.org/xp/news/press_releases/2003/051503.xml
Top 25 species of endangered turtles.

Helmeted Terrapin
http://www.eti.uva.nl/Turtles/Turtles3a.html
Facts and photos about this African hunter.

Interesting Turtle Facts
http://www.petplace.com/Articles/artShow.asp?artID=4385
Amazing tidbits about this ancient creature.

American Tortoise Rescue
http://www.tortoise.com
A nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates tortoises and turtles.

World Chelonian Trust
http://www.chelonia.org
Organization that promotes the conservation of all tortoises and freshwater turtles.

Turtle Homes Rescue
http://www.turtlehomes.org
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the safety and welfare of turtles and tortoises worldwide.

The Turtle Ranch
http://www.theturtleranch.com
Web page of a sanctuary for turtles and tortoises who cannot survive in the wild.

Turtle Facts
http://www.angelfire.com/realm2/spellcast/turtlefacts.html
More about the odd and wonderful world of turtles.

Turtle Stewardship
http://www.wtgrain.org/turtle/w3ncare.htm
Useful tips and how-to’s.

Books

Dodd, C. Kenneth. NORTH AMERICAN BOX TURTLES: A NATURAL HISTORY. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002.

Ernst, Carl. TURTLES OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000.

Orenstein, Ronald. TURTLES, TORTOISES AND TERRAPINS: SURVIVORS IN ARMOR. New York: Firefly Books, 2001.

Palika, Liz. TURTLES & TORTOISES FOR DUMMIES. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2001.

Wilke, Haarmut. TURTLES AND TORTOISES: CARING FOR THEM, FEEDING THEM, UNDERSTANDING THEM (Family Pet Series). New York: Barrons Educational Series, 1998.

  • jack mechal

    Wow.simply amazing…
    I like desert tortoises their cool and dudey :)
    i feel tight on them because they are endangered and we should do something about it, they are cute and adorable and so innocent,i love their eyes.
    turtlefacts4u.com/

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