California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - All About Alligator Snapping Turtles

Their camouflage may allow them to blend into the background, but today our turtles take center stage. Learn more about the Academy’s three alligator snapping turtles and how they get along with their toothy roommate.

While you watch this video, think about the three questions below. Share your answers with a friend or family member or just think in your head.

  1. Think back to the last time you saw a turtle. What was its habitat like? Was it warm or cold, dry or wet? Were there any other plants or animals around?
  2. If you wanted to camouflage and blend into a swamp environment, how would you need to change the way you look?
  3. All animals need food, water, and a place to live. How can you help protect the animals in a habitat near you?

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