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Burmese Mountain Tortoise
A curious species with a formidable bite, these tortoises can be shy as youngsters. Elaborate courtship behaviors include much head-bobbing and vocalization.
Grasses, vegetables, fruit, insects, worms
Tropical, humid, evergreen forests
Often bred for the pet trade. Threatened by over-harvesting for food and pet trade, as well as habitat destruction.
- Considered the largest Asian tortoise, this tortoise looks like it has six legs because of large, pointy scales on its rear thighs.
- They are among the most ancient animals in the world, dating back to prehistoric times.
Animalia, Chordata, Reptilia, Testudines, Testudinae
Place of Birth
Southeast Asia’s mountainous regions
Up to 100 lbs.
Unknown, perhaps more than 100 years