Marginated Tortoise Testudo marginata

Marginated Tortoise
Marginated Tortoise
The Marginated Tortoise is native to Greece, Italy and the Balkan states. It is an oblong-shaped tortoise with a slight "waist" in the middle of the shell.
Marginated Tortoise
Marginated Tortoise
It is the largest of the European tortoises and the most prevalent tortoise in Greece. The "Greek Tortoise" is a different species (also called the Spur-thighed), hardly found in Greece.
Marginated Tortoise
Marginated Tortoise
Marginated Tortoise
Young tortoises are more strongly marked than older individuals. They can live for well over 100 years.