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Reptiles

Fun Facts

  • An African Spurred Tortoise is known to get excited and run around just before it rains
  • Nearly all reptiles lay shelled eggs.

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Reptiles

a cold-blooded vertebrate animal of a class that includes snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, and tortoises. They are distinguished by having a dry scaly skin, and typically laying soft-shelled eggs on land.

Did you Know?

  • Reptiles are covered in scales or have a bony external plate such as a shell.
  • Nearly all reptiles are cold blooded.
  • The first reptiles are believed to have evolved around 320 million years ago.
  • The size of reptile’s brains relative to their body is much smaller than that of mammals.
  • Reptiles use a variety of methods to defend themselves from dangerous situations, such as avoidance, camouflage, hissing and biting.