SPECIES: Agrionemys horsfieldii
STATUS: Least Concern
HABITAT: Sandy areas with grasses and bushes.
DIET: Leaves, grasses, and flowers.
GENERAL: The Horsfield’s Tortoise, also known as the Russian Tortoise, can be found in from Afghanistan, across parts of Pakistan, Iran, China and Russia.
They are not a large tortoise, ranging from 6-10 inches; females being larger so as to accommodate eggs.