Like all box turtles, the Gulf Coast box turtle can fully enclose itself in its shell. The Gulf coast box turtle is also known as the Florida box turtle.
- The Gulf Coast box turtle inhabits open woodlands, pastures, and marshy meadows.
- Box turtles have a hinged plastron which allows them to fully close their shell.
- Gulf Coast box turtles are the largest species of box turtle in the United States.
|Terrapene carolina major|
|Range||Southern United States|
|Conservation status||Near threatened|
|Zoo location||Education building|