Discovery at Home: Box Turtles

Meet our box turtles!

Tre is our three-toed box turtle, and Bud is our eastern box turtle. They are both land turtles; they do not swim in the water. They are called “box turtles” because they can close their shells like a box.

These turtles can live for a very long time – up to 100 years! Box turtles are very smart and can make a mental map of where to find food, water and shelter in the wild.