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Scientific Name: 
Manouria emys
Phylum: 
Chordata
Species class: 
Reptilia
Order: 
Testudines
Family: 
Testudinidae
Genus: 
Manouria
Species: 
emys
Status: 
Endangered

This Endangered Tortoise is the largest tortoise in Asia and can reach up to 30kg in weight. The habitat in which they are usually found is moist forests in upland areas. It is unique among turtles and tortoises in the fact that it constructs an above ground nest and defends it from potential predators. This species is threatened by deforestation and overharvesting.

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Source: 
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Year assessed: 
2000