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Marginated tortoise

Marginated tortoise

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Scientific Name:

Testudo marginata


Greece, Albania.


Herbivore. Grass, herbs, fruits.


Habitat: Forests, cultivated areas


Incubation: 4-15 eggs, incubation 100-200 days


Social structure: Solitary


Weight: 5kg


Dimensions: 35cm


Lifespan: 60-140


IUCN Status: Least Concern


Estimated population in the wild: Unknown


Threats: Wildfires, habitat degradation.


Did you know that:

It is the largest  European tortoise.

Males have longer and thicker tail than females as well as a concave lower carapace.

After waking from hibernation, males immediately search for female to mate.

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