TURTLES SEE IN COLOR AND HAVE GREAT MEMORY

A study from the James Cook University’s Turtle Health Research facility found "Turtles have color vision. (Their favorite color – not surprisingly – is blue.) They also have good memories. Trials have shown that turtles which have mastered a trick to obtain a food reward, at a young age, will immediately remember how to achieve the same result, when the puzzle is re-introduced to them eight months later. There is also evidence that turtles have individual personalities." "I didn’t think that reptiles had personalities, but they do," observed Professor Ariel from the research facility. "Some turtles are shy and will avoid a new device in the tank, whereas others are bold and will swim up to nudge or bite it. They have vastly different behavioral traits.

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