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Hermann's tortoise Testudo hermanni

Animals in our sanctuary

Zefiros
Date of birth
18-08-2007
Date of arrival
27-02-2011
Zefiros

Zefiros, Thanos and Helena were taken care of on 14/01/2012.
They were found in a forest by a VOC. Probably an owner who no longer wanted to care for the animals and left them in the forest. The VOC brought the animals to De Zonnegloed where they now live together with the Tamarins and the green iguanas.


Thanos
Date of birth
15-08-2008
Date of arrival
27-02-2011

Thanos, Zefiro and Helena were taken care of on 14/01/2012.

They were found in a forest by a VOC. Probably an owner who no longer wanted to care for the animals and left them in the forest. The VOC brought the animals to De Zonnegloed where they now live together with the Tamarins and the green iguanas.


Helena
Date of birth
05-09-2005
Date of arrival
27-02-2011
Helena

Helena, Zefiros and Thanos were taken care of on 14/01/2012.

They were found in a forest by a VOC. Probably an owner who no longer wanted to care for the animals and left them in the forest. The VOC brought the animals to De Zonnegloed where they now live together with the Tamarins and the green iguanas.


Fietje
Date of birth
10-01-1975
Date of arrival
29-11-2016
Fietje

A lady in possession of a tortoise that her deceased husband had received more than forty years ago from a co-worker at work. The origin of the turtle is unknown.
Given the lady's advanced age, she has decided to transfer the turtle to vzw De Zonnegloed.


Squirtle
Date of birth
01-01-2001
Date of arrival
08-11-2019
Squirtle

Squirtle was confiscated when it became clear that the owner had no official CITES papers for the animal. This makes her history and age unknown. The only thing we know for sure is that she was obtained in an illegal way.


Roxy
Date of birth
01-01-2001
Date of arrival
08-11-2019
Roxy

Roxy is one of the many turtles that are kept by private individuals, but who cannot take care of the animals. The animals are brought in by a private person at a rescue centre or are collected after they have been dumped and found by other people.


Rosy
Date of birth
01-01-2001
Date of arrival
08-11-2019
Rosy

Rosy is one of the many turtles that are kept by private individuals, but who cannot take care of the animals. The animals are brought in by a private person at a rescue centre or are collected after they have been dumped and found by other people.


Kimy
Date of birth
01-01-2001
Date of arrival
08-11-2019
Kimy

Kimy is one of the many turtles that are kept by private individuals, but who cannot take care of the animals. The animals are brought in by a private person at a rescue centre or are collected after they have been dumped and found by other people.


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Features

Size:
30 cm
Nutrition:
Planten, bessen, wormen, slakken
Weight:
3 kg
Age:
50 - 80 jaar/ans/years
Status:
Gevoelig
{$lblHabitat}:
Italië, Turkije, Bulgarije en Roemenië

Where does he feel most at home?

The habitat of the Hermann’s tortoise consists of dry, open areas such as savannas and semi-deserts, the tortoise takes now and then a bath.

What's his favourite food?

He likes to eat leaves, berries, worms and snails.

Fun fact

Because tortoises can become very old (80 years) they grow but slowly.

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