What species tortoise is this? For adoption at local shelter.

platyase

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I'm interested in adopting a tortoise, and our local shelter has this tortoise available. I wouldn't want to adopt it without knowing the particular care requirements for that species. Can anyone help with identification? Thanks!

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GingerLove

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Do you have any other pictures? It's a little hard for me to tell without seeing more of the shell. I'm guessing it's a gopher tortoise, but I would wait for more advice.
 

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It looks like a three toe box turtle to me (except I see 4 toes on that back foot). I'd really like to see a better picture.
 

platyase

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Thanks for the responses. Any chance it could be a Russian tortoise? I haven't actually stopped by the shelter yet. That's just the photo from the shelter website. If I stop by, are there any distinguishing features that would be easier to check in person. Thanks!
 

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Looks like a Greek in bad shape.
 

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