The radiated tortoise’s shell has a pattern of yellow lines “radiating” from the center of the dark plate of the shell, hence the name. The shell also contains blood vessels and nerves, so a tortoise can actually feel when it is touched.
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If you wish to donate any of these items, please call Debbie Messina at (315) 435-8511 x132.
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