ORNATE BOX TURTLE

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SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Terrapene ornata ornata

HABITAT:  Open grassland prairie and sandy-soiled terrain throughout the midwest United States.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
                                                   

FUN FACT: 

 With the approach of winter (dropping temperature and diminishing food), they dig into the ground or enter dens or burrows of other animals for the purposes of hibernation.

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