Found in parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Madagascar, and a wide array of islands, tortoises are explicitly land dwelling turtles. Tortoises use their large, spacious shells as a defense mechanism, and can withdraw all their limbs inside of it when threatened.
Scientific Name: Family Testudinidae
Characteristics: Accurately modeled and meticulously hand painted, this tortoise figurine exhibits the large domed shell and long limbs that are characteristic of many tortoise species. A great gift for nature enthusiasts, this model is beautifully crafted and scientifically accurate!
Size and Color: 8.5 inches long and 4.5 inches wide, this figurine is a little wider than a credit card and about as long as a legal sized piece of paper. Depending on the species and the region they inhabit, tortoise coloring can range from dark gray and brown to bright yellow and green.
The Tortoise is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection.