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Turtles of the World: A Guide To Every Family‚ÄďA Book Review by a Turtle Lover

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Still, I had no idea that there are more than 350 species of turtles, tortoises, and terrapins currently existing around the world, or that there is a record of extinction of over 700 species. Or that tortoises and terrapins are considered part of the turtle family. Lovich and Whit Gibbons. On the positive side, authors Jeffrey E.

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Turtles of Brigantine

10,000 Birds

As someone who does not know turtles very well I have treated my turtle encounters as learning experiences, taking watching them, taking pictures, and identifying the ones I am not entirely sure of when I get back to my computer and an internet hookup. They are also easily my favorite species of turtle.

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24 Hours in Bangkok; Bang Pra

10,000 Birds

One interesting experience here was finding a baby terrapin on the road and picking it up to move it only for peter to call out a Common Iora , one of my two lifer families of the day. So the poor turtle got a bit of a shake around before I released him safely into a ditch.

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