Burmese star tortoise

The Burmese star tortoise is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

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The Burmese star tortoise (Geochelone platynota) is a critically endangered Myanmar endemic species which is being over-collected for the international pet trade. These tortoises are listed on the CITES Appendix II, meaning a permit from the country of export is required. More

The Burmese Star Tortoise (Geochelone platynota) is becoming extinct in its native Myanmar (Burma). It lives in the dry, deciduous forest, and is eaten both by the native Burmese, and is traded to the Chinese, where it is sometimes found in the food markets. More

and the rare Burmese Star Tortoise, which is currently listed as one of the world's 25 most threatened turtles. More

Indian, Sri Lankan, and Burmese Star tortoises have same care and dietary requirements. Animal products * In the wild, Indian Star tortoises are herbivorous, but may occasionally eat some animal matter as well. More

‘radiating’ patterns on their carapace, the Burmese star tortoise is perhaps the rarest and most beautiful (4). More

Under today’s agreement, they will send Burmese star tortoises bred in the zoo to Myanmar, zoo officials said. Several baby Burmese star tortoises were hatched in the zoo in June 2003, the first time any zoo had succeeded in hatching Burmese star tortoise eggs. More

The Burmese star tortoise (Geochelone platynota) is a native species of Myanmar (Burma). The number of tortoises in the wild is declining as a result of deforestation and poaching. More

Burmese Star TortoiseBurmese Star Tortoise is in dire threat of extinction. More

The rarest of all the star tortoises, the Burmese Star Tortoise is found only in Burma, and it's numbers have suffered greatly do to over collection for food. In the wild, these beautiful tortoises share the share their dry forest habitats with elongated tortoises. More

Burmese star tortoises as well as for many other turtle and tortoise species in our collection. More

Common names

burmese star tortoise in English - English
Burmese starred tortoise in English - English
Burmese sterlandschildpad in Dutch - Nederlands
Flatback tortoise in English - English
Tortue étoilée de birmanie in French - français
Tortuga estrellada de burma in Spanish - español
Żółw birmański in Polish - polski

Order : Testudines
Family : Testudinidae
Genus : Geochelone
Species : Geochelone platynota
Authority : BLYTH 1863