Hermanns tortoise

How did the hermanns tortoise get its name? It might be a little weird asking but I want to know.

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Oct 16, 2008
How the Hermann's tortoise got its name
by: Shelly

The Hermann's tortoise is named for Johann or Jean Hermann. He was a French professor of medicine at the University of Strasbourg in the late eighteenth century. He was also a naturalist.

After he died, his large zoological collection went into the Strasbourg Museum.

He did not give the tortoise its name.

Keep it slow and steady


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