Photo by L. Woldring
Photo by L. Woldring

Common name: Herman`s tortoise (western variety)
Size: 20 cm
Distribution: southern France, northeastern Spain, northwest, west and southern mainland Italy, Sardinia, Sicily, a few small Italian islands on the Italian west coast, the Balearic Islands and Corsica.
Habitat: dry meadows, scrub hillsides, woodlands, rocky slopes
Vivaria: Glasshouses, outside enclosures terraria
Diet: herbivorous
Cites status: Appendix II EU Appendix A