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chiefly terrestrial turtle of North America

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The agency said in the release that forest patrols of Hualien Forest District Office had recently found several traps for catching yellow-margined box turtles in the Liyu (Carp) Mountain area, and therefore they installed micro video cameras at the sites to collect evidence.
A squirrel monkey, a prehensile-tailed skink, three Florida box turtles and two red-footed tortoises, were returned to the zoo. Two box turtles and two gopher tortoises have yet been found. 
In 2014, box turtles at GL and WP/KSP initiated descent into hibernacula between 15 September to 3 October 2014 when ambient temperatures averaged between 16.7[degrees]C ([+ or -] 1 SD = 0.8) and daylight averaged 12:07 h ([+ or -] 1 SD = 14.4 min).
How do predators locate nests of Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene ornata)?
They included 3,831 Palawan forest turtles, a critically endangered species found only on the north of the large island, as well as 160 Asian leaf turtles and 25 Southeast Asian box turtles.
the box turtles sidle, through the sun-warmed reeds to the water.
Feeling that all is safe, a box turtle used its powerful clawed feet to propel itself out of its winter hole.
Once old enough, it will join the six adult box turtles in the custombuilt Asian turtle breeding room in the zoo's reptile house.
There was no cover for box turtles. Some birds stopped nesting in the park.
The 1,446 yellow-margined box turtles and 1,180 Asian yellow pond turtles -- both of which are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature on its red list of endangered species -- were found inside a container on a vessel in the southern port of Kaohsiung.
Coastguards discovered the 2,626 rare turtles -- 1,180 Asian yellow pond turtles and 1,446 yellow-lined box turtles -- in a container on board a vessel in Kaohsiung, a port in the south of Taiwan, on Saturday.
& FRANZ, R., 1996.--Estimates of abundance of box turtles (Terrapene carolina bauri) on a Florida island.
The US will also present a joint proposal with China on banning trade in rare freshwater box turtles and softshell turtles.
Eastern hognose snakes, wood turtles, eastern box turtles, and marbled and Jefferson salamanders--all species of special concern--can be found here as well.
The student should understand that box turtles, when taken into captivity, will spend the rest of their lives trying to get back "home." Box turtles (one is shown in Figure 3) have a very strong homing instinct, and they exhibit strong territorial behavior.