Diamondback Turtle

Oluniyi Akande
Jan 24, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on Apr 16, 2021
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Age 3 - 18
Read time: 0.9 Min

Kids will love this free printable diamondback turtle coloring page. Belonging to the family of Emydidae, the diamondback turtle is also known as the diamondback terrapin. As the name suggests, they have a unique diamond pattern on their shell. They have large webbed feet and are therefore very great swimmers. They are the only turtles in the world who are found near the brackish coastal waters of the United States. Diamondback turtles are very social creatures and they can be found basking with their groups in the day while at night they sleep inside their mud burrows. They are carnivorous animals, and their diet includes fishes, snails, and mollusks. These helpful sheets can also be used to learn more about diamondback turtles offering the kids a chance to know more interesting facts about them! Did you know? Diamondback turtles have the unique ability to drink the freshwater surface layer that is present in saltwater. They also raise their head up in the air to catch falling raindrops in their mouths.

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