Three Toed Box Turtle
TERRAPENE C. TRIUNGUIS
Box turtles have a hinged shell, meaning they can completely close themselves in their shell.
A box turtle’s shell can regenerate to a point after an injury.
The lifespan of a box turtle is a long one at 50 year, sometimes longer.
Although called a turtle, box turtles are terrestrial like a tortoise.
Click HERE for a Box Turtle Activity Sheet!
Our Current Residents
Roxy, Female - Hatched 2005 (estimate)
Rocket, Male - Hatched 2003 (estimate)
Both box turtles are pet surrenders. They live side by side, but cannot be placed together due to aggression towards one another.
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Reptilia
- Order: Testudines
- Family: Emydidae
- Genus: Terrapene
- Species: Terrapene c. triunguis