Last week, the International Union for Conservation of Nature cited the Kleinmann’s Tortoise, whose habitat stretches from Libya to Israel, as a wild animal in danger of extinction. It is primarily a desert animal that can be found in the sands of the Negev.
According to the IUCN, the Kleinmann’s Tortoise is at the most severe stage that precedes total extinction. It should be noted that there is a separate species of these animals in Israel that is distinct from their relatives in the Sinai Peninsula. The animals in Egypt most likely became extinct.
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