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Box Turtle - Belle Isle Nature Zoo

Eastern box turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina

The high-domed carapaces of Eastern box turtles are dark with radiating patterns of yellow or orange. Their plastrons have flexible hinges, allowing complete shell closure. Their heads and legs have yellow markings. Males usually have red eyes and concave plastron. Females have brown or light orange eyes.