The tortoise might be one of the slowest creatures out there, but it’s safe to say that they’re also one of the most amazing. Take a look at these 15 interesting facts about tortoises and you’ll never think about the famous race against the hare in the same way again…
A group of tortoises are known as a creep.
They inspired a classic army formation used by the Romans to besiege cities.
They are a type of turtle, but a turtle is not a type of tortoise.
If something is “testudinal” it means it resembles a tortoise.
They are one of the few animals to have exoskeletons and endoskeletons.
Scientists have found they are better at navigating mazes than rats, if not quite a lot slower!