tortoise colour

by vuyo
(cape town)

what it the color of the tortoise skin under the hard body that we see

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Jan 29, 2010
by: The Greek Tortoise Guild

Actually, tortoises don't have skin under their shells. If you look closely around a tortoise's head, legs, and tail you will notice that the skin attaches directly to the shell. In fact, the shell is an extension of the tortoise's ribs and spine.
So the answer is that the color under a tortoise's shell is probably red (blood).
I hope this answers your question. If not, feel free to reply to this posting or directly on my blog at

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