The Reptiles

Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Sites

Turtle Links
The California Turtle & Tortoise Club’s guide to turtle and tortoise resources.

Turtles on Death Row
Top 25 species of endangered turtles.

Helmeted Terrapin
Facts and photos about this African hunter.

Interesting Turtle Facts
Amazing tidbits about this ancient creature.

American Tortoise Rescue
A nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates tortoises and turtles.

World Chelonian Trust
Organization that promotes the conservation of all tortoises and freshwater turtles.

Turtle Homes Rescue
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the safety and welfare of turtles and tortoises worldwide.

The Turtle Ranch
Web page of a sanctuary for turtles and tortoises who cannot survive in the wild.

Turtle Facts
More about the odd and wonderful world of turtles.

Turtle Stewardship
Useful tips and how-to’s.


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.