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A Tortoise is a 4 legged reptile with a hard shell covering the full body, Their size can vary from only a few inches to meters and they have a long life span. The pattern on their shell can show you how old the tortoise just like the rings on a tree stump. During breeding the female will dig a hole in the ground where she will lay up to 30 eggs.

Did You Know…

The shell of a tortoises is prepared from 60 different bones that are all connected to each other!

Diet – Mainly Grasses

Threat Status – Least Concerned

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