Question No. 17: How long have turtles been on earth?




Turtles have existed for well more than 200 million years, which means they shared this planet together with the dinosaurs, long before any mammal appeared on the face of earth and even before birds, crocodiles, snakes and even lizards came about.


Did you know? The largest turtle (leatherback) can reach a weight of 900 kg (almost 2000 lb)!



Do you want to know more about turtles and other wild animals? Click here to view and download my free eBook: Amazing Animals !




Click here to go back to Amazing Animals Facts and Pictures (homepage), where you can find the other 17 questions...