Scientific Name: Testudo hermanni

Found In: Southern Europe/Evergreen Mediterranean oak forests and maritime grasslands

Size: Adults average 5-7 inches in length

Diet: Herbivore. Diet consists of various plants

Threat Level: Near Threatened. Pollution from chemicals used in agriculture, the exotic pet trade, and habitat loss are the major threats to this species

Facts: The temperature at which the eggs are hatched determines the gender of the hatchlings. 26 degrees Celsius results in male hatchlings while 30 degrees Celsius results in female hatchlings

Hermann's Tortoise at the Virginia Zoo