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A South American yellow-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis denticulata) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile. This species is listed a vulnerable bu IUCN.

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A South American yellow-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis denticulata) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile. This species is listed a vulnerable bu IUCN.

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A Chaco tortoise (Chelonoidis chilensis) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.

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A Chaco tortoise (Chelonoidis chilensis) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.

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A Chaco tortoise (Chelonoidis chilensis) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.

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A Chaco tortoise (Chelonoidis chilensis) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.

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An Afghan tortoise, Testudo horsfieldii kazachstanica) at Prague Zoo.

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A female Afghan tortoise, Testudo horsfieldii kazachstanica) at Prague Zoo.

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A Tunisian tortoise (Testudo graeca nabeulensis) at Prague Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. This animal is the offspring of parents that were confiscated from the pet trade via the Prague Airport. The species is known from an extremely limited range in Tunisia. It is relatively new to science, but collection from the wild for the pet trade threatens its existence.

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A Tunisian tortoise (Testudo graeca nabeulensis) at Prague Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. This animal is the offspring of parents that were confiscated from the pet trade via the Prague Airport. The species is known from an extremely limited range in Tunisia. It is relatively new to science, but collection from the wild for the pet trade threatens its existence.

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A Tunisian tortoise (Testudo graeca nabeulensis) at Prague Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. This animal is the offspring of parents that were confiscated from the pet trade via the Prague Airport. The species is known from an extremely limited range in Tunisia. It is relatively new to science, but collection from the wild for the pet trade threatens its existence.

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A California desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii agassizii) named Flower, at California Science Center in Los Angeles, California. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A California desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii agassizii) named Flower, at California Science Center in Los Angeles, California. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A California desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii agassizii) named Flower, at California Science Center in Los Angeles, California. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A California desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii agassizii) named Flower, at California Science Center in Los Angeles, California. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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Spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca graeca) at Wroclaw Zoo.

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Spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca graeca) at Wroclaw Zoo.

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Spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca ibera) at Wroclaw Zoo.

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Spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca ibera) at Wroclaw Zoo.

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Two Aldabra giant tortoises, Aldabrachelys gigantea, at Tsimbazaza Zoo.

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An Aldabra giant tortoise, Aldabrachelys gigantea, at Tsimbazaza Zoo.

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An Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea gigantea) at Tsimbazaza Zoo.

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An eastern leopard tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis babcocki) at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas.

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An eastern leopard tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis babcocki) at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois.

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