Scientific Name: Testudo kleinmanni

Found In: Deserts, scrublands and dry woodlands in Northern Egypt and northeastern Libya

Size: Up to 5 inches long

Diet: Herbivore – Leaves and flowers of desert plants

Threat Level: Critically endangered. They are threatened by habitat loss, over-collection for the pet trade and resource competition

Facts: Females lay clutches of 1 to 5 eggs in shallow depressions beneath bushes or in abandoned rodent burrows.

Egyptian Tortoise at the Virginia Zoo