SYCAMORE — Aleena Vogel, 5, of DeKalb likes turtles “because they’re calm.” Mallorie Pigott, 7, likes them “because they’re fun.”
Turtle and tortoise lovers of all kinds attended “Totally Turtles” at the Midwest Museum of Natural History last Saturday. During the program, the audience, composed mainly of preschool and elementary students, learned a lot about both reptiles.
According to museum educator Heather Williams, the main difference between the two is that the tortoise is more of a land dweller while the turtle spends most of his time in the water. A sea turtle, she said, can spend as much as two hours underwater at a time before it has to emerge for air.
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