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chiefly terrestrial turtle of North America

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Survival and recruitment in a human-impacted population of ornate box turtles, Terrapene ornata, with recommendations for conservation and management.
Life in a Shell doesn't include the natural-history details that would have helped my sisters and me keep box turtles as pets.
That's why they're called box turtles - they can close up tight just like a box,'' he said.
In May, Taiwan's Central News Agency cited statistics showing that the government seized 3,646 illegally collected yellow-margined box turtles in Taiwan between August 2006 and July 2012.
For comparison, numerous adults and several hatchlings of the ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata) were caught, marked, and measured in the same drift fence at Beatty's Pond in 2006, numerous adults and hatchlings of the western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) were caught in 2009, and numerous hatchlings of the false map turtle (Graptemys pseudogeographica) were caught in 2009.
The two Malaysian box turtles are part of a new attraction highlighting the threat of extinction facing many turtle species.
From Turtle-opolis along the aquarium's 300 foot, crystal clear tunnel, visitors also will enjoy 360 degree viewing of hundreds of box turtles, soft-shell varieties, red and yellow bellied species and spiny turtles.
When I was a kid in the Midwest, I used to collect box turtles as pets.
Box turtles are opportunistic omnivores and consume a diverse diet of fruit from a variety of plants (Dodd, 2001).
the box turtles sidle, through the sun-warmed reeds to the water.
They conducted landmark research in prairie chickens and box turtles, made award-winning movies, wrote many books and Charlie was one of the all-time great wildlife artists.
Once old enough, it will join the six adult box turtles in the custombuilt Asian turtle breeding room in the zoo's reptile house.
Likewise, the ability of three-toed box turtles to locate resources was influenced by experience (Rittenhouse et al.
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.