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Marginated Tortoise behavior

The Marginated Tortoise is a rare animal that can be found in only a limited domain. They are the largest of the European tortoises. Because they are rare, captive breeding is important to the survival of this species.

Traversing the dry, stony lands along the coast of the Mediterranean Islands, one may come across a Marginated Tortoise. The omnivorous Marginated Tortoise will feed on both plant and animal materials, including fruit, leaves, snails, earthworms, and even feces and carrion. See special care for more information on feeding in captivity. They are happiest in regions with very hot summers, and they will brumate during cold weather. The Marginated Tortoise will live between 60 and 100 years on average.

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