Injured Hermann's tortoise

Injured Hermann's tortoise

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Credit: PATRICK LANDMANN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Injured Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni). Animal rescue centre worker caring for an injured Hermann's tortoise. He is injecting the tortoise with a mixture of vitamins. This tortoise is found in southern Europe. It is threatened in its natural scrub habitat by urbanisation and forest fires. Injured tortoises are cared for here and then released back into the wild. Photographed in "Le Village Des Tortues", a tortoise rescue centre in southern France.

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