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