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TURTLES AND TORTOISES

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Showing 3 types of TURTLES AND TORTOISES

Desert tortoise

Latin Name: Gopherus agassizii

These are native animals in the Southwest states of the U.S. and south into northern Mexico. They are the designated State Reptile for California and Nevada.

Gopher tortoise

Latin Name: Gopherus polyphemus

This species is a native of the southeast U.S. and is the designated state reptile for Georgia and the state tortoise for Florida. It is found from eastern Louisiana to Georgia and Florida.

North American snapping turtle

Latin Name: Chelydra serpentina

This turtle is native to North America and is found throughout the eastern U.S. and southern Canada from the Rocky Mountains to the east coast. It also is found very sporadically in a few other areas to the west, likely as deliberate introductions.

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