A forest dwelling species, the Travancore tortoise is a medium sized tortoise native to the highlands & mountains of the Western Ghats in southwest India. It occurs naturally in evergreen, moist deciduous & bamboo forests as well as in rubber & teak plantations near streams & marshes. They are mostly active during the early part of the rainy season which coincides with their breeding cycle.
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Mainly Solitary animals, the Travancore tortoise wanders around its habitat alone unless its mating season.
Up to 3 kg
Up to 30cm
Up to 30 years
Vegetables, and small insects.
They can be found foraging on the forest floor of India