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Red Footed tortoise hatchling

"New Arrival" - Red-Footed Tortoise hatchling; used with permission
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The Testundinidae are turtles often called Tortoises! Tortoises are found on land.

As well, they can withdraw their heads and limbs into their large shells - this allows them to protect themselves against predators and competition.

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