Steppe Tortoise (Agrionemys Horsfieldii)

Steppe Tortoise (Agrionemys Horsfieldii)

Steppe Tortoise (Agrionemys Horsfieldii)

Range-Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Iran, and Western China.

Habitat-Steppe tortoises live in very dry climates with shrubbery and very sparse grass. They are prone to some seriously harsh winters. They are a very active species that endures rightfully so given the time of winter they have. After hibernation they will focus mainly on eating and breeding to survive the upcoming winter ahead of them. Steppe tortoises are a very diverse species amongst its range. There are 8 known types of this species throughout its range of Eurasian nations.

Diet- Grasses and some broad leaf plants. Main diet consists of grasses and hays.

Size-Females 8-10”. Males 7-9”

Conservation- Vulnerable (IUCN 2.3). Main threats to this species is over collection for the pet trade.

Steppe Tortoise (Agrionemys Horsfieldii)

Steppe Tortoise (Agrionemys Horsfieldii)

Female Left. Male Right. Steppe Tortoise (Agrionemys Horsfieldii)

Female Left. Male Right. Steppe Tortoise (Agrionemys Horsfieldii)

 

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