Turtles are reptiles along with snakes, lizards and crocodiles. The turtle has a remarkable history, too. He has been around for 200 million years and is relatively unchanged from his early ancestors. On this program you’ll find out about the turtle’s adaptations for his kind of life, for instance the way he breathes. Animals with lungs usually use their ribs to aid in expansion of the chest for breathing, but since the turtle’s ribs re part of his armor of shell, he cannot do this. What does he do? You find this out along with meeting several species of turtles and learning how to tell the age of these long-lived reptiles. Fifteen-year-old Frank Maurer, of Newton, Mass. is the guest of Mrs. Grimes. He is generally interested in science and especially in turtles, frogs, and snakes which he keeps as pets.
Mary Lela Grimes; Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council; Children's Museum of Boston; Massachusetts Audubon Society; Thomas K. Sisson; Frank Maurer; Betty Sears; Charles Walcott; Jane Langton; WGBH-TV
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
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