How many years do turtles live

How many years do turtles live?

December 17, 2016

255Worldwide, there are more than 290 species of turtles. In Russia, there are 7 species. Turtles are distinguished by their great endurance and vitality. Their immune system fights well against various infections, and injuries heal quickly. More turtles are able to do without food for a long time and stay in good health.

How many years do turtles live?

It is we who think that turtles live for a very long time, but in reality everything is not quite so. Only one species can live for more than 200 years - a giant tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. The average for all other species is 20 to 30 years. And red-eared turtles, with proper care, live an average of 30 years.

Big turtles are the most long-lived among all living creatures on our planet. This happens because of a slow metabolism. They can live without food and water from a few months to a couple of years. Surprisingly, this fact is scientifically proven.

Turtles have wrinkled body skin and a very slow speed of movement, the aging process is almost not noticeable.The internal organs remain the same as in youth and after many years. Many scientists are interested in the secret of "eternal youth" in the genetic code of turtles.

Turtles rarely die a natural death. Most often this is due to various diseases, predators and the human factor. If it were not for the participation of these factors, one would only admire how many years turtles are able to live.

They have a great ability to stop their heartbeat and resume when necessary. When the heart stops, the tortoise does not move, but seems to freeze.

How many turtles live on earth?

According to research scientists, these animals live on the planet for more than 220 million years! There is a hypothesis that they were before the appearance of dinosaurs. They practically did not change and did not evolve, which is rare among all living beings and organisms. It shows how well nature created them. This is probably why turtles live for so many years and easily adapt to almost any habitat.

Therefore, if you are asked the question of how many turtles live - you can answer with certainty: on average, turtles live 25 years, and giant turtles from the Galapagos Islands - more than 200, and with lucky circumstances, they can be more than 300 years.

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