Friday, December 17, 2010

Lucky Star


A Starred Tortoise (Geochelone elegans) young one at Chinnar. In Kerala, this species is observed only in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Idukki district where their preferred habitat, the thorny scrub jungles occur. They are found in abundance in parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, from where they are captured illegally and exported to Europe or South-east Asia where they are highly valued as pets.

2 comments:

അനീസ said...

tortoise ഒക്കെ കുട്ടികാലത്ത് നല്ല craze ആയിരുന്നു

Noushad Vadakkel said...

ഫോട്ടോ ബ്ലോഗില്‍ ഒരു ലൈറ്റ് ബോക്സ്‌