Spur-thighed Tortoise


Common name : Greek tortoise, Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise

Scientific name : Testudo graeca

Family : Testudinidae

Native to : Spain, Africa, Europe and the Middle East

Interesting fact : The spur-thighed tortoise is confused with the Hermanns tortoise as they look alike.

Conservation status : Vulnerable

The spur-thighed tortoise can be identified by a conical spur on the thighs. The shell is high and domed. They are vegetarians eating a variety of plants and grasses. They are also found in a variety of habitats like dry areas, grasslands, mountains and wastelands. They are long-lived with a life span of 100 years.

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