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Muscular and scaly legs
The legs of Hermann's tortoises (Testudo hermanni) are particularly muscular and allow them to lift their weight that can reach 2.2 lbs (1 kg) during adulthood. The front legs, significantly stronger and more developed than the hind legs, are terminated with five fingers linked together and fitted with claws that allow the tortoise to dig the earth to hibernate. The legs of Hermann's tortoises are covered with fine scales like the rest of their skin.
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