Wood Turtle being fed a cricket

Meet LSC's Animals: Wood Turtle

Meet the Wood Turtle in our newest Meet LSC’s Animals video! Watch as an LSC team member feeds him a cricket, and learn more about how these animals consume their food.

Wood Turtles are omnivores, eating both plant and animal material. They have been known to thump on the ground with their legs and plastron, or the bottom part of their shell, to trick worms into coming to the surface.

Wood Turtles are among the smartest of turtle species, having the ability to learn and navigate a maze.

Due to illegal collection and habitat loss, Wood Turtles are considered a threatened species in much of their habitat.


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