Impressed tortoise (Manouria impressa)
The impressed tortoise, occurs in mountainous forest areas in Southeast Asia in Burma, southern China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. The species has a golden brown shell and skin. Its behavior is little known; diet in the wild may consist largely of
mushrooms, although bamboo shoots are also eaten. The species is known
for being difficult to keep alive in captivity; although its status in
the wild is uncertain, it is eaten widely by local people and little
captive breeding has occurred. It is considered vulnerable by the IUCN.
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