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Europe
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Shared by : Bharat Adhikari (Nepal)
Habitat : Europe
Status : Data Deficient (DD)
Introduction
It is also known as forest hinge-back tortoise, serrated hinge-back tortoise, or Schweigger's tortoise. This species is indigenous to the tropical forests and marshes of central and west Africa. This tortoise can arch its back 90 degrees downwards to protect its tail and hind legs while sleeping and to protect itself from predators. Females lay up to 4 eggs on the ground, covered in leaves.
These species are omnivores and feeds on edible leaves, grass, invertebrates, carrion, weeds, and fruits.
Habitat
Marshes and river banks.
Threats
Habitat Destruction.

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