Spur Thighed Tortoise
This tortoise is often confused with the Hermann's, however there are very subtle differences when comparing the two.
They follow the same breeding pattern as the Hermann's. One successful mating will allow the female to lay eggs multiple times. One or two days before egg-laying, the female takes on an aggressive, dominant behaviour, mounting another animal as for copulation and making the same squeaking sound the male produces during copulation. The purpose of this behaviour is to produce respect in the tortoise community, so that the female will not be disturbed by others during egg laying.
DID YOU KNOW? A group of tortoises is called a creep.
- Least Concern
- Near Threatened
- Critically Endangered
- Extinct in the Wild