My 7 y/o decided she wanted a "Turtle" a few months back and saved and worked to make it happen. We welcomed Tor Tor into our family a month or so ago. He is a Hermann Tortoise. If anyone calls him a turtle my daughter is quick to correct them. He has been a joy so far. I was doing some research to see his point of origin which led me to a number of comparisons between eastern and western Hermann Tortoises. When reading the differences between the two I noticed that every tortoise picture I saw had their scutes arranged different than Tor tor. He has three vertebral scutes only. Is he in fact a Hermann? If so could anyone help me understand more about him. He was much lighter colored than the other Hermann tortoises in his cage when we bought him. Any help would be much appreciated.