It's Endangered Species Day 2017 and we are highlighting our absolute favorite, the Western Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni hermanni). This beautifully colored European tortoise is listed as Endangered B1+2abcde ver 2.3 on the IUCN's Red List of Threatened Species.
Testudo hermanni hermanni faces habitat destruction, fires, illegal collection and impurity causing it to follow a trend that continues to decline.
Pictured below are two females in our diverse collection of various strains belonging to the Western Hermann's population grouping. Female SB from Tuscany, Italy and female SB from Apulia, Italy enjoying a much needed spray down on this very, very hot day.
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