Mediterranean Spur-thighed Tortoise

Mediterranean Spurthigh Tortoise at Wingham Wildlife Park


The average size of this tortoise is 8 inches in length (20cm).

Habitat and Distribution

The main habitat groups for this tortoise are the dry Mediterranean forests and semi-arid scrubland of Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Iran, Syria, Jordan and Iraq.


It is thought that this species can live for 70 to 100 years.


As with most tortoises this one is completely vegetarian, feeding in the wild mainly on lush grasses and leafy plants it can find in its dry surroundings.