Egyptian tortoise

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

for the Egyptian tortoise, which faces extinction in the wild. People collect and trade them as pets. More

One of the commonplaces about the Egyptian Tortoise is that they do not make very good climbers. Those that I keep seem to give the lie this perception. They seem not only to enjoy it, but to thrive on it. More

The Egyptian tortoise comes from, ofcourse, Egypt! It can also be found in most of the middle East states.It's natural habitat is dry desert and woodland scrub. More

breeding pattern of the Egyptian tortoise, Testudo kleinmanni, in Israel. Herpetol. J. 1(12): 574-577. Hobbs, L. L., and P. A. May. 1993. A Testudo kleinmanni breeding. Bull. Chicago Herpetol. Soc. 28: 233-235. Lortet, L. 1883. Etudes zoologiques sur la faune du Lac de Tiberiade. More


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The Egyptian tortoise is a small, desert-living tortoise of the Middle East, recognised for its high-domed, golden-coloured shell and diminutive size (4) (5) (6). More

The Egyptian tortoise is protected by law in Egypt but not in Libya. Additionally, the tortoise is listed under Appendix I of CITES, prohibiting international trade in the species. However, these protective laws are evidently often flouted. More

Egyptian tortoise - Testudo kleinmanni – Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke Copyright © 2003, 2004 World Chelonian Trust. More

A highly protected species, the Egyptian tortoise is also one of the smallest tortoises in the world. Adult males average 4 inches in length, while females are somewhat larger. More

Egyptian tortoises posses a high metabolic rate during periods of activity. These little tortoises require relatively large enclosures in order to remain healthy. One adult tortoise can be housed comfortably in an enclosure having eight square feet of floor space. More

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To date 68 baby Egyptian tortoises have hatched out of the 121 eggs laid over the last 5 years. Sixty-seven hatched in incubators. One hatchling was found in the 4x4 pen. An empty egg shell was found in the oyster shell in the 4x4 pen. More

The Egyptian tortoise is protected and classified as endangered - 'CITES Appendix 1' in regards to the wildlife trade this represents a ban on specimens alive, dead or any product of them being taken from the wild, with documentation being required for captive bred More

In the spring of 1993, Egyptian tortoises were beginning to be imported into the United States in large numbers, so I added a second group to my herd. These tortoises, two males and seven females, together formed the core of the tortoise breeding group. More

movements of the Egyptian tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni) in the northwestern Negev, Israel. Herpetologica, 44:354-359. Interprets use of home range of 9 tortoises equipped with radio transmitters over 4- to 18-month periods. Geffen E. & H. Mendelssohn 1989. More

The Egyptian tortoise, Testudo kleinmanni, is the smallest species of tortoise inhabiting the northern hemisphere. Once known as Leith's tortoise, its distribution is limited to a narrow range of coastal desert in the southeastern Mediterranean Basin from Libya to Israel. More

Status of the Egyptian Tortoise in Egypt Sherif and Mindy Baha El Din, TortoiseCare Submitted to the Turtle Recovery Programme Wildlife Conservation Society August 1994 Acknowledgements The present study was made possible by a grant More

The Egyptian Tortoise is one of the world's smallest tortoises. The largest specimen ever described measured 128 mm, but most are smaller. Females are larger than males - most males are less than 90 mm. More

Sign In or Sign Up now! Two feisty Egyptian tortoises living in their rooftop apartment in Maadi, Cairo. They had to relocate from a dire local pet shop and found this bijou pad instead. Their landlady is not sure of th... More

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Common names

Ägyptische Landschildkröte in German - Deutsch
egyptian tortoise in English - English
Egyptian Tortoise (werneri in English - English
Egyptinkilpikonna in Finnish - suomen kieli
Egyptische landschildpad in Dutch - Nederlands
Kleinmann's tortoise in English - English
Leith's tortoise in English - English
Testudo kleinmanni in Polish - polski
Tortue d'egypte in French - français
Tortue de kleinmann in French - français
Tortuga de plastrón articulado in Spanish - español
Żółw egipski in Polish - polski
Черепаха египетская in Russian - русский язык
이집트땅거북 in Korean - 한국어

Order : Testudines
Family : Testudinidae
Genus : Testudo
Species : Testudo kleinmanni
Authority : Lortet, 1883