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Spur Thighed Tortoise

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Order: Turtle, Tortoises & Terrapins
Family: Tortoises
Sub-family: Testudininae
Genus:    Testudo
Species: T.graeca

Size: 20cm

Diet: Herbivore(plant eater)

Conservation Status:
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Spur Thighed Tortoise

Testudo graeca graeca

Found in Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia & Lybia

Habitat: Semi-arid scrub and Mediterranean forests

Diet: Dark leafy greens/weeds dandelions, clover,

Threats: habitat loss, pet trade

Did You Know? Tortoises have keen eyesight and well developed sense of smell and taste.  No external ear openings mean they can’t hear so well!