Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What is the Difference Between Tortoise and Turtle?

Last weekend, we went to Guindy National Park. This park is one of the Abhinav Favorites and he loved going many times. This time we went with my Brother's family too. My brother's son Danush aged 1 year is very much interested to see all animals especially Peacocks. Abhinav started asking his questions. Park placed sign boards in English and Tamil, so i was happy enough to tell him all the facts. But there was no sign board for Jackal and Tortoise.
  1. What is Jackal called in Tamil?
  2. What is the difference between Tortoise and Turtle?
Finally Google helped me to translate Jackal means " குள்ளநரி"
Tortoise: Mostly Land Living and Live very longer. Its Shell is very hard
Turtle: Mostly Water Living and Live shorter than tortoise. Its shell is very light weight. Legs are web type for Swimming preference.

Turtle Vs Tortoise
Image Courtesy: Google