North American Wood Turtle
Ornate Box Turtle
Turtles and Tortoises
There are many kinds of turtles and tortoises in the United States. Each kind lives in a particular type of envi-
ronment. Why don‘t they go into other parts of the country too?
Here’s a map that shows where 5 different types of turtles and tortoises live in North America:
What do these animals look like, and what do their habitats look like? Pictures of them are shown on the
You can also click on the map shown here, and then return by clicking your browser’s “back” button.
River Cooter
Desert Tortoise