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Egyptian Tortoise

Scientific name: Testudo kleinmanni

Origin / Habitat: Egypt and Libya, Deserts, Semiarid habitats, dry woodlands, shrubby areas, coastal salt marsh habitats

Lifespan: 20 years

Diet: Leaves and Flowers

Did you know:

  • Egyptian tortoise populations were heavily reduced by the international pet trade in Libya almost to the brink of extinction in Egypt.
  • Many Egyptian tortoises on display in the UK have been seized by customs at international airports. 
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