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Critter Cam: Tortoise

Critter Cam: Tortoise

Despite their tough exterior, tortoises are actually quite affectionate. The most noticeable feature of a tortoise is its massive shell. But what happens if you touch it? 

“Tortoises enjoy tactile sensations; rubbing, scratching, that kind of thing,” says  reptile biologist Matt Evans at the Smithsonian National Zoo Reptile Discovery Center.

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