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Illinois State Reptile

Painted turtles - click to see all state reptiles
Painted turtles sunning on log; photo © Andy Williams / CritterZone Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography (used by permission). All State Reptiles & Amphibians.

Painted Turtle

The painted turtle was designated as official state reptile in 2005 after winning the vote of the citizens of Illinois in 2004. Also state reptile of Michigan.

Source:
State of Illinois Facts - Symbols: State of Illinois
Painted turtles photo © Andy Williams / CritterZone:
Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography
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