Thursday, July 30, 2015

Coolest Hill Tortoise is in Fraser Hill July 2015


Impressed Tortoise crossing the Old Gap road on the 4th km to Fraser Hill. Wikipedia has a description of this unique denizen of the forest. Who would have thought tortoises can live in forests! I had a misconception that tortoises only frequent the oceans, rivers & lakes. This is the first time I have ever seen a tortoise in the wild. When I visited Fraser Hill in late 1990s and early 2000s, I met a researcher who was tagging one in WWF's Nature Education Centre. More pictures of this unique species of Tortoise "in action" below. The coolest hill tortoise is in Fraser Hill and I had to admit my mistake in associating it with Spiny Turtle as illustrated in Wikipedia.

A Big Thank You to Ms Pelf from MNS Negeri Sembilan & Malacca for pointing that out to me!





1 comment:

  1. We must appreciate the wildlife in Malaysia. Trees being chopped down in our forests without any second thought. Human beings end up as the losers in the long term.

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