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.