Reptiles

Box tortoises are a commonly found reptile in North America

Box tortoises are a commonly found reptile in North America

Reptiles are cold-blooded animals that live everywhere on earth, except the poles.  They breath air, and eat both meat and plants.  They are more commonly found near the equator.  Most of them have tough armor to protect them from predators, or, in the case of predators, to protect them from others of their same species.