Tommy the Tortoise

I am a reptile well known for my hard shell and slow movement.

My shell inspired the Roman army with their “Testudo” (Latin for Tortoise) formation where they hold their shields above and around them. I can also live for a very long time, did you know both Charles Darwin and Steve Irvin cared for the same Tortoise?

Tommy the Tortoise Picture

Class


Reptile

Family


Testudines

Food Group


Herbivore

Body Clock


Diurnal

Life Span


60 - 150 years

Body Weight


4lbs - 5lbs

Length


4cm to 2m

Special Abilty


Hard shell for protection