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Central Asian Tortoise

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Diet: Herbivore(plant Eater)
Conservation Status:
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Central Asian Tortoise

Testudo horsfieldii

Found in Afghanistan, Iran, North-west China through Russia,

Habitat: It usually lives in dry barren areas such as rocky deserts and hillsides. Winters in these environments can be particularly harsh and cold, with temperatures in much of the tortoise’s range well below freezing

Size: These are small tortoises measuring 15-25cm in length.

Diet: The diet consists of herbaceous and succulent vegetation, including grasses, twigs, flowers, fruits and leaves.

Threats: habitat loss & pet trade.