Question by  devika (51)

What is the difference between a turtle and a tortoise?

I honestly can't tell a difference by looking at them. What is the difference?


Answer by  pezhead420 (182)

A tortoise is a land dwelling turtle with a high-domed shell and hind legs that resemble those of an elephant. They go to water only to drink and to bathe. Whereas turtle is a broad word used to describe any of a number of turtle species that live on land or in water.


Answer by  Gabocha (108)

A tortoise is usually larger, and more of a land creature. a turtle can both swim in water and live on land, and are normally smaller.

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